Aussie Lapidary Forum

General Category => Tell Us About Yourself => Topic started by: Longfellow on June 19, 2022, 01:20:32 PM

Title: Hi All
Post by: Longfellow on June 19, 2022, 01:20:32 PM
Hi All

Newbie here but have browsed a lot.....some of the results I have seen are pretty amazing hope I can do the same soon. beers
Title: Re: Hi All
Post by: Faceting Frank on June 19, 2022, 03:10:25 PM
Hi, looking forward to your posts. What sort of lapidary are you interested in?
Title: Re: Hi All
Post by: Longfellow on June 19, 2022, 03:47:15 PM
I am real new to the game of prospecting, I am just looking for all tips and advice, ( good place to find it is here ..... there is so much information to take in ).
LF.
Title: Re: Hi All
Post by: Faceting Frank on June 19, 2022, 04:46:25 PM
I started off tumbling, then slicing agates, onto making cabachons and setting them into silver pendants. Now I only do faceting. Tumbling would be the cheapest way to start.
Title: Re: Hi All
Post by: Longfellow on June 19, 2022, 06:39:44 PM
Tumbling is very high on my list to do. But first I would love to find a few sapphires.
LF
Title: Re: Hi All
Post by: Bucket on June 20, 2022, 10:10:21 AM
Welcome to the forum Longfellow. A good place to start would be to find a lapidary club in your area and head along to one of their meetings. Most have workshop days and field trips to areas to look for your own stuff. They can show you how to find and then finish off the material you find or purchase. Most aren't expensive. What general area are you in?
Title: Re: Hi All
Post by: Longfellow on June 20, 2022, 10:25:19 AM
Thanks Bucket for the advice, I was thinking about a lapidary club, I just have to try and fit it in with work. I am in the Sydney area.
LF
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