View Full Version : reducing thickness of cabs?

25-04-2014, 06:36 PM
Is it possible to make cabs thinner? I bought some smokey quartz and whilst they would be fine for rings, they seem too bulky for what I want. If I can grind them down, do I need special lapidary equipment or can I do a bit of a heath robinson affair?

25-04-2014, 06:45 PM
Diamond sharpening stone. Used wet, preferably.

25-04-2014, 06:53 PM
is that like those things Dennis goes on about? do I just rub the cabs over?

25-04-2014, 07:05 PM
The same; usual fig 8 movement. Sapphire nail files can be used to fudge a fit on slightly too wide cabs too...

26-04-2014, 11:44 AM
cheers, I shall reward myself with some time in the workshop later :)