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Cutting Cabochons Accurately

Here is an absolutely accurate method for cutting cabochons the way you want them. It is easier on the eyes than any kind of pencil marking. There is on the market a Scotch Tape-like material for decorators. It is made for a painting guide for woodwork. Cut off the length needed and stick it to a piece of smooth wood. Don't place the tape on paper as it ruins the adhesive quality. Mark out the desired cab shape with a template. Remove the tape from the wood carefully and stick it to your rock slab. Water will not loosen in. Grind away the stone up to the tape for a perfect, easy, quick job that takes no extra eyesight to follow. When the cab is shaped up to the tape, it is easily pulled off.

Margery A. Serafine