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Dopping with 5-Minute Epoxy

by Jonathan L. Rolfe I converted from waxes to five-minute epoxy for dopping a few years ago. The reasons I did were: I have wide temperature variations in my shop at times…(New England). Shellac-based “waxes” become extremely brittle at low temperatures…We know that upon chilling a dopped stone, a quick rap releases it instantly. In […]

Faceting CZ

Carl M. Unruh, Intermountain Faceters Guild INTRODUCTION Cubic zirconia, CZ, is a great faceting material. Today, it is reasonably priced. That has not always been the case. If you were a faceter in the early 1970’s, you will probably remember the first cubic zirconia you ever purchased. Some of us have some, which we paid […]