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Slicing Opal Without A Slicing Machine

So often we have to buy expensive cutting equipment to do certain jobs with opal. But there is a shortcut when it comes to slicing opal. You will see in this video Justin showing you the steps it takes to slice opal without a slicer. By just using different parts of the cutting wheel you can slice an opal but this doesn’t work on all facets of slicing (pardon the pun) Watch the video and let me know what you think?

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Making decisions on what shapes to create with rough crystal opal: Part 2 video

Finished Crystal opals form Anadamooka

In todays video Justin shows us the results of the rough crystal opal which he sliced instead of polished.  He decides to cut several pairs and the results are spectacular. As you can see the difference between a cutter and a master cutter is knowing which way an opal will face best and how to bring out what many people call the “fire” or play of colour of an opal. If you missed the first video here it is too.

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