David  Sherrod

David discovered the wonderful world of lapidary when he joined the Montgomety Gem and Mineral Society in 1998. Since that time, he has made numerous trips to William Holland for classed. He has been teaching Cabochon to club members since 2013. He recently retired from Alabama Public Health after 39 years as a microbiologist. David enjoys producing high quality cabs from diverse materials but really enjoys utilizing fossil materials such as petrified wood, coral and dinosaur bone.

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Cabochon I - David Sherrod
Students taking this class will be taught the proper and safe use of cabbing machines and trim saws. Everyone will be taught how to select, orient, and mark slabs for maximum effect. All students will first cut a calibrated oval from provided material to gauge their skills and identify areas for improvement. As confidence and competence increase, they can advance to more involved shapes and free-forms with the instructor’s approval. Individual attention will be gladly given as needed or requested. Students may bring their own slabs or purchase from the instructor’s inventory.

Lab Fee: $25.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$60
Prerequisites: None

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