Opal Carving: How to use a dremel tool

In this video Justin introduces his father Jurgen who has been carving opal for over 50 years. Jurgen really is a master and is passionate about the art of opal carving. The Dremel is a handheld tool that will allow you to carve with precision. All it takes is some patience and very good eyesight.


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  • kb

    omg, your dad is wonderful and clearly full of wisdom. His delivery comes with an (understandable) “old-school” -I know it too well to explain it- approach. The combination of the two of you, Justin and Dad, = perfect. Educational, GREAT “secret” and heartwarming.

    I love his flash of a smile at the video end… thanks!

    • Blackopaldirect

      HI KB Thank you so much for the kind words. They are appreciated regards Justin

  • alucard123

    I love these opal carving videos with dremels. I cant afford to buy a real lapidary/polishing/cutting machine right now but dremels are not much money. Good ideal about the wood shapes for the polishing grit. Please keep the informational videos coming about the tools/grit paste and secrets, there is very little out there about them.