how to dop a stone
In order to dop a gemstone you are going to need to haveground a flat face on your piece of rough. This is going to be your table. Your ultimate goal is to place the dop stick in the center of your gemstone. The closer you get the dop stick to the center,the less you will cut away.
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How do you Dopping stone With DOPS?
Another dopping method that The Gem Shop has used is super glue and brass or aluminum dops. It is important to make sure that the top of your metal dop is flat. Use one drop of super glue to adhereyour stone to the dopstick.
How do you Dopping a gemstone?
Another dopping method that The Gem Shop has used is super glue and brass or aluminum dops. It is important to make sure that the top of your metal dop is flat. Use one drop of super glue to adhereyour stone to the dopstick. Allow adequate time for your glue to set. you can then use a metal dop holder to hold your dopped stone for working.
How to Dopping a stone with lacquer?
What you are after is the lacquer (glue) which will be floating in the alcohol that you can pour off. When you are ready to dop a stone, coat both the end of the dop and the flat place on the stone that you are dopping to, with some of this lacquer. Let dry for a few minutes, this creates a pre-bond and will help you adhere the two together.
How to wax a dop stick for gemstones?
Continue coating the dop stick until you have a sufficient amount of wax. Once you have your dop wax applied to your dop stick, you can fasten your stone to the dop stick. Slowly heat the dop wax that you have just coated over the dop stick until it is runny. Before it starts dripping push the gemstone into the wax.