Friday, May 20, 2011
Free Plans. Build a Gemstone Grinder
Making gemstones from the rough material is a popular hobby for rockhounds.
This is done by grinding, sanding and finally polishing the stones to a high luster.
A silicon carbide grinding wheel must be used and it is used wet to prevent glazing the stone.We have free plans for you which show you how to build an inexpensive gemstone grinder which is capable of doing very nice work
The most popular stones to grind are known as cabachons which are smoothly rounded gems. These are also easier to grind than faceted stones.
With this outfit you can turn out excellent stones for mounting in rings or other jewellery to sell or use for gift giving.