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Smoothing disc dremel attachments are great for polishing and shaping opal.
If you are looking for less expensive alternatives for lapidary grinding discs, polishing discs, saw blades and other materials, Green Forest Lapidary on EBay is an excellent resource. I especially like his electroplated diamond discs with magnetic backs.
He also has a great selection of saw blades
These diamond polishing pads are a great and economical way of polishing larger flat surfaces of stone. These can be put on an angle grinder or drill. To use with a drill, you will need the drill adapter. Remember that the stone must be kept wet when working with diamond polishing. Kerston Safford has a you tube video on how to make an inexpensive drip system.
If you want something a little more upscale, you can also get a wet angle grinder.
This water clear thick epoxy is used to made doublets and triplets by gluing thin stones together. It can also be used to fill pits or cracks in your stone.
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