The Lapidary workshop is fully equipped with high speed diamond
grinders, grinding and sanding machines, automatic and hand cutting
machines, as well as polishing machines and a gem stone saw. Walter
maintains an inventory of settings for students to make pendants,
earrings, and rings.
We have been talking for quite while now about rebuilding our
Lapidary workshop in order to make it more efficient and get it all
into one area so we finally did it over the last bank holiday weekend,
it took about 2 days to complete.
The other reason for doing this was that we wanted to have the
workshop enclosed so that the warmth from the wood burner won’t be lost
and we will then be able to work out there during the winter as well.
All of the worktops are made from 12mm marine ply which have had numerous coats of clear varnish applied.
So here are a few pictures of were we live!
:A lapidary worker polishing a stone in a small workshop in the HJE Gilgit.