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Posted 9/8/2008 1:06:04 PM
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I used to cut and polish gems (1960's)  It has been a long time.  I have forgotten what type of materials I used to polish gems.  At this time I have finished carving a couple of Opals which I now want to polish.

I am using a Dremel with flexible shaft. It worked great so far for the carving, I kept the opal wet by dipping it in a cup of water, as I carved. It stayed damp and colors were not lost so moisture is still in the stone.  I also need refreshing on which heads to use as polishers.

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bj

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Posted 9/8/2008 6:00:21 PM


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I think I would find a local jeweler and get the correct grit for it. And for the Dremel I would use the 1/2 felt wheel #414

Doug


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Posted 9/9/2008 12:45:00 PM
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Thank you for the advice.  bj

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