Sidcup Lapidary & Mineral Society
Take a Virtual Tour of Room 26
26 is our workshop facility and includes a well stocked library of books and
magazines, all available to the members.
For a more detailed description of what's in the library please click the link below.
workshop facility is equipped with the most easy to use and up to date diamond
Below is a selection of images showing the machinery we have at our disposal for the making of polished cabochons etc.
All members will be encouraged to use the equipment if they wish to and full training and help will be on hand.
14" Rock Saw
For cutting large rock specimens, slabbing and base cutting.
10" Slabbing Saw - For general sawing of rock samples to slices etc.
Polished "Potato Stone", Somerset.
8" Trim Saw - For general sawing of rock samples to slices etc.
Polished Onyx Marble
Fitted out with assorted grinding and polishing machines for finishing cabochons etc.
Grinding Wheels - For grinding and preforming to shape.
Combination Grinding and Sanding Wheels for shaping prior to polishing.
Polished "Blue Lace" Agate
Diamond Belts - For very fine grinding and polishing
Leather Polishing Wheel - For producing that final high Polish.
Felt Polishing Wheel - For producing that final high Polish.
Polished Botswana Agate
Some of the great results that can be achieved with a little patience and practice on these machines.