Small Rough Rock Slabs
Rough Rocks

Small Rough Rock Slabs

Due to the size of our rock saw which has a blade diameter of 200mm or 8 inches we can’t cut very large rough rock slabs. Then take into account the vice on the saw  and the size of the slabs reduces by about another 10mm or so. Even though using the vice decreases the […]

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lapidary workshop heater
Lapidary Machines

Lapidary Workshop Heater

Thanks heavens for trusty old lapidary workshop heater! Yesterday I had to do some work for one of Shalini’s clients. They had sent her some stones, not sure what they are, to be made into a pendant and two sets of earrings. To be honest I was a bit dubious about going out in the […]

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rock saw blade
Lapidary Machines

Rock Saw Blade Change

The time had finally arrived for me to change the rock saw blade, as you can see from the picture it really is worn out! I reckon it’s been on the saw for about 5 years at least and has had some pretty rough treatment. So for a budget green blade it’s done very well […]

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rock tumbler spares kit for evans rubber rock tumbler barrels
Lapidary Supplies and Equipment

Rock Tumbler Spares

This range of Rock Tumbler Spares offers a broad coverage of the spares for the main UK rock tumbler manufacturers. This page is organised by general or generic spares first, for example: those that will fit on more than one manufacturers machines. Then it become more manufacturer specific, we cover Beach, Evans and Rotabarrel machine […]

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rock tumbling progress, - contents of 80 grit barrels
Tumblestones

Rock Tumbling Progress

Time to report on our rock tumbling progress after another week has passed us by. Yes the tumbling machines have been hard at it again 24/7 for the last 7 days. This morning they get to talk a short break while we empty the barrels and check the contents. Before I go on I just […]

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polised tumbled stones after 5 weeks of rock tumbling
Tumblestones

Rock Tumbling – another weeks has passed

Our rock tumbling activities have been running at full tilt for the last 7 days, as we have had 9 barrels on the go. Something of a record for us I think, we even had to press an old machine that was given to us a long time ago into service. Before I go on, […]

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