15-0421.36 Cutting & Polishing Boulder Opals

Class Date::
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6:00pm - 9:00pm (CST)

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (CST)

Class Description: In this class, the student will learn my method of cutting and polishing boulder opals. I'll show you how to make easy work of a difficult task. 

Instructor: Jeff Hunter

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Materials Kit (included in price): 2 dop sticks, 2 bolder opal cut offs. Domestic US shipping.**

Required Tools:  

  • 6 wheel polishing and grinding machine
  • Slant lap or flat lap or the equivalent with variable speed
  • 8,000 grit diamond powder (Required)
  • 50,000 grit diamond powder (required)
  • 100,000 grit diamond powder (optional)
  • Spray bottle, dry and clean
  • Lighter fluid (yes lighter fluid!)
  • 6 inch soft leather disc with adhesive backing
  • Backer plate (for leather disc)
  • Sharpie, fine tip
  • Super glue gel
  • NCF Quick accelerant
  • Aetone
  • Qtips

*Note: Kit only and extra kit options do not include instructions or recording. You must choose either a Zoom or Zoom/Kit combo to receive written instructions. Kits will begin to ship March 30, 2021, unless otherwise arranged with instructor.

**Domestic US shipping is included in Kit price. Please contact instructor directly to arrange for international or expedited shipping.