to this trim saw is to use a diamond band saw to rough shape the cabochon. Accurately cutting using a band saw can minimize the grinding step, allowing you to create more intricate shapes while conserving precious and expensive rough. Take your time and carefully cut close to the outline using a series of eight or so cuts.
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Avoid grinding too close to your template line to avoid removing too much material. Dry your cabochon with a paper towel or clean rag to reveal the scratches. Doing so will help you inspect your cabochon and see what part needs more grinding. Finely grind your cabochon. After the initial, rough grinding, you will now perform fine grinding.
How to make a high quality cabochon with master lapidarist Keith Horst.