2023-8-6: Brecciated jasper
Dear Diary -- my favorite things to cut...
A fresh pizza out of the oven
A new track on my latest DJ record
This brecciated jasper
It's been a while since I've cut a piece of this, so trimmed a piece on the saw and went to work. This is on the larger side of my cabochons which is great for capturing all of the wild patterns in this material. Wild I say! And as my mentor and fellow hand model Dave would say, let's get to work huzzah! Settle down Dave.
Here's the preform, all ready for some fun.
Here's an action shot of grinding the rough shape
It helps to put these on a dop stick for shaping and polishing. Here I use my OSHA compliant heater to melt the wax.
Now the dome is complete. Sorry for the bad picture but I took all of these while making a reel for my new life - being an Instagram star.
600 grit, nice hands.
1200 - not too shabby
Time for a little polish
This is a rock that really shines back after the polishing step. Yowza!
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