I tend to agree with you!
Re: Re: Lapidary help? -- frank Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
09/19/2020, 20:12:39

In general terms I would not try to redrill a bead to enlarge the perforation. This causes breakage—particularly in crystalline minerals, like amethyst. Agate can be tougher.

But my approach, when it is needed, is to abrade the perforation. I use a jewlery saw mounted with very fine blades, or with abrasive line. It is arduous work. But if you have to do it, it is possible.


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