What Did You Learn Today?
I thought this might be an interesting topic, where we could share new skills we learned, or whatever. Maybe you learned about an animal or bug you didn't know existed. Maybe you learned about string theory or how the human heart works. Share what you've learned, and it could inspire the rest of us to expand our horizons!
Today, I learned the basics of how to facet stones. Here in Quartzsite, the Gem and Mineral club offers classes on lots of subjects, and today and tomorrow I'm taking the faceting class. It's been really interesting so far. I have the bottom of the stone (actually glass, HaHa!) cut and polished, and also the girdle finished. Tomorrow morning I will shape and polish the crown. Always wondered how it was done, and it's cool that I now know how to do it -- in a neophyte kind of way.
The faceting machine has settings (angle of cut, index wheel), and different grit size lap disks are used to shape, and then polish the material. It was a fun day.
What have you learned lately?
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