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Carving Amber – step by step

Filed under: how to?,regular postings — Gary February 7, 2007 @ 2:58 pm

Carving Amber
By Yoli Rose
Beginner-to-intermediate carving project.

amber

I found this interesting “how to” article at Lapidary Journal…

There is something warm and delicious about amber, the fossil resin of ancient pine trees. A carved piece of amber catches and plays with light, and has a smooth, sensuous feel. It is soft (2-3 on the Mohs scale) and relatively easy to carve – you can use everyday tools and do it by hand, or use a flexible-shaft machine, as I will describe here. It helps to not get too attached to a piece because amber is brittle and can chip or break, and it cannot take heat.

read article here http://www.lapidaryjournal.com/jj/899jj.cfm

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