10207 Fisher Avenue Tampa, FL 33689US

(813) 684-2039


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Beginning Lapidary


Beginning Lapidary

This is a 6 weeks course. We will be covering how to cut, shape and polish several shapes in various materials. 

  1. How to choose a slab, apply a template for a shape, taking it to the trim saw and cutting it out.  
  2. The steps to shaping and polishing a cabochon – the first 3 weeks will cover round, oval, teardrop  
  3. The 2nd 3 weeks will cover Triangles, squares, hard corners 
  4. How to clean up the machines after each use and shop clean up procedures 
  5. Use of Safety Equipment – safety glasses, dust mask, gloves 
  6. Proper use of both trim saws 
  7. Theory of hardness in the slabs, how to choose a slab and avoid fractures, Mohs scale 

Cost for the first 3 weeks session is $80 prepaid – which includes your Lapidary 1 Kit and a commitment of 6 weeks to complete both sections. 

The kit for the first 3 weeks will contain 3 preforms in various materials for the shapes you will be working on, an Apron, Safety Goggles, ear plugs & Beginning Cabochon Hand out

Cost of the 2nd session is $50 Prepaid which includes your slabs for the cabs you will be creating.

At the end of both sections you will receive a certificate of completion of Lapidary 

Completion of Lapidary 1 is mandatory to be able to enter an Open Shop day. 

Your Membership card will be updated to reflect the certificate  

Requirements – Close Toed Shoes, long hair pulled back in a ponytail, and bring a towel or two for drying stones to look for scratches and bring a notebook for taking notes and bring your membership card to every class.  It is highly suggested you purchase an Opti-Visor


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