How to Carve Freeform Shapes From Glass and Stone with Jack Hoque

“So I’m going to grab my sandpaper and kind of shape, shape this and shaping it on, on a flat surface helps a lot. Grit of the sandpaper. The grit of the sandpaper is three 20 grit wet, but I would recommend getting a nice wood sandpaper. That’s a little bit faster than this. This is just kind of all I grabbed when I left the door from home. So right now I’m just kind of, I’ve got it at an angle. I’m kind of creating a point on it again, kind of like the top part, but then I’m going to roll it like this to kind of create that ball right now. I’m just sculpting it into the small ball shape that I want.”

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Tool Techniques for Freeform Shaping Glass & Stones with Jack Hoque

“And again, this is really messy. So this table may be covered with, white dust, but it’s easy to, it’s easy to clean up Right now. I’m just going over the lines. I want everything to be a nice, smooth motion. I want everything to be as deep as all the way around the cuts. So the cut, I want it to be completely the same depth so that there’s no rocky movements in these cuts. So if there’s a lot of rocky movements in the cuts, it’s going to be hard to get those scratches out with the polishing steps.”

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Tool Techniques for Freeform Shaping Glass & Stones with Jack Hoque

“So this table may be covered with, with white dust, but it’s easy to clean up. Right now. I’m just going over the lines. I want everything to be a nice, smooth motion. I want everything to be as deep as all the way around the cuts. So the cut, I want it to be completely the same depth so that there’s no Rocky movements in these cuts. So if there’s a lot of rocky movements in the cuts, it’s going to be hard to get those scratches out with the polishing steps. And I’m going to kind of want to, change the shape of this stone to make it a little interesting. So I’m going to go around the side of it as well, and kind of change that shape of the sound, just so that….”

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Safety Advice for Freeform Shapes Glass & Stone by Jack Hoque

“When you’re working in rock mainly silica, make sure you have a good mask. I have a better one at home, but it’s gonna, it would be hard to talk through it. So I’m hoping this one’s better because at some point in this carving course, I’m going to be using this Silicon carbide wheel, which is not good to breathe in. It’ll silicate, your lungs you’ll get silicosis or whatever. It’s just really, really bad to breathe in. Pretty much any dust from lapidary is bad debris then. So if at any point you’re hafting to work at dry, which you shouldn’t really, unless it’s part of my policy. For pre polish, but mainly you work in water. So if you’re working in water and you keeping it wet,
or you’re working with, with a, extended fluid, which is a Silicon based fluid that keeps the diamond on your bits. You’re not going to have to worry
about a mask as much.”

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