Our annual Used Equipment Sale will be held at the Society’s facility (480 S. Rock Blvd., Sparks) on Saturday, March 17, from 10am to 2 pm.
If you have material (equipment, gems, minerals, etc.) that you want to sell, John Peterson will have the doors open at 8 AM on March 17 for table setup. The material you bring to sell should be related to our hobbies (lapidary, beading, wire wrap, silversmithing, etc.).
If you’re not selling, bring $$$ so you can buy!! Doors open for sales at 10am!
Twice a year we have a wonderful event called the Artisan Craft Fair, featuring items sold by our members. We have the fabulous “Wheel of Fortune” for the younger crowd, where everyone is a winner! Our next fair is Mother’s Day weekend (May 11 – 13, 2018) at the Reno Town Mall!
Great news for anyone who likes to use USGS Maps when they are out and about! National Geographic has announced a FREE site to download AND print quad maps. If you are interested, check this out: http://www.natgeomaps.com/trail-maps/pdf-quads Page one of the print is an overview of that specific quad. Pages 2-5 is the quadrant broken down for printing. The one I checked out was from 1997 but a lot of the roads we still use are on them.
The site is pretty self explanatory and you can zoom in pretty quickly. Let us know what you think.
Welcome to the wonderful world of lapidary. In this class you will learn the basics of shaping cabochons. The process takes you through the steps of selecting a slab of stone, drawing a design, using a trim saw to cut the stone, and shaping and polishing your cabochon. The class also covers the basics of shop safety and how to use lapidary equipment. Other topics covered may include slab selection and advanced techniques. The instructors, Barbara Hartman and Lloyd Raymod, are both well qualified and have been teaching lapidary for a long time.
What is a Cabochon? Click here for a definition
What are the steps to create a Cabochon?
What Equipment is available at RGMS Shop to create Cabochons?