1. Julia Faye Conner on July 28, 2021 at 2:07 am

    I sure do like that one!

  2. Maria Francesca Vinci on July 28, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Is there anything else other than leather that one can use? I can’t find a nice piece of it to work on and i do not really trust the internet 🙁

  3. SemoreLucky777 on July 28, 2021 at 2:09 am

    thanks that was good.

  4. Dooday on July 28, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Lemme just find a good looking opal on ebay and ima get started

  5. hokage hyper on July 28, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Sir how can i talk to you, i just want to ask about lonsdaleite?

  6. John English on July 28, 2021 at 2:12 am

    That was very satisfying to watch. Thanks

  7. Eeriel Constantine on July 28, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Just getting my tools set up for polishing some Ethiopian rough (can’t afford the nice Australian rough yet) and I live in suburban Texas, where it’s tough to find the machines that help you cabochon for a decent price, so this’ll be a perfect method to try!

  8. Ashton Pitzele on July 28, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Hi Justin! I was wondering if you could tell me what grit the sharpening stone you used is, as well as where I may find one made of corundum such as this. I am looking online and I cannot seem to find anything similar

  9. Dianna Turner Luks on July 28, 2021 at 2:13 am

    That was awesome thanks

  10. We are not livestock on July 28, 2021 at 2:14 am

    That’s not "cutting".

  11. Littlemoi qui on July 28, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Awesome video! I just got into opals, and your videos are so addictive to watch. I have a question though. Can I use something else instead of the leather?

  12. Rosie Trudgen on July 28, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Rocks have always fascinated me 🙂
    I’m really excited about the beginners parcel, collecting the list of items I’d need. What grades were the sharpening stone?

  13. Duh Vids on July 28, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Scuse me mates, any idea where I can purchase cheap rough opals? im thinking of just doing this as a hobby and don’t have that much starting cash

  14. claudia lung on July 28, 2021 at 2:22 am

    Thank you Justin. I will certainly try it

  15. Brenna on July 28, 2021 at 2:24 am

    I have black opal that is very pourous and can’t get wet. Is there another method for these types of stones?

  16. 3002616 on July 28, 2021 at 2:25 am

    Use Diemaker Stones for the first procedure. You can buy assorted grits.

  17. tattoedmat on July 28, 2021 at 2:25 am

    Will try this

  18. Bryan Bressem on July 28, 2021 at 2:25 am

    Guess can’t start till I can afford a $500 stone to begin with, everything I have got over years are maybe, 5-10 carat to start with and by time your done, lucky to have a carat in size, that’s pretty much how I’ve polished them also

  19. Samsudin Ibrahim on July 28, 2021 at 2:27 am

    jastin you did it just like how we do it back home with Aget and other nice rocks thangs man

  20. Lois Meyer on July 28, 2021 at 2:27 am

    I am learning so much from your videos. You are a very good teacher. I live in Arizona, USA. If you had classes here I would sign up.
    I want to buy the Cerium Oxide. I see many brand which should I use. Or should I just but the syringe of diamond paste. Is Cerium Oxide the same grid as the 50,000 diamond paste. Also, what speed do you set your Dremel to. Thanks again for showing us how to polish and carve opals.

  21. Amber Dawn on July 28, 2021 at 2:29 am

    So did he start with the rough side or smoother side of the sharpening block?

  22. brien berry on July 28, 2021 at 2:29 am

    So about how long would you say the entire polishing process from sandpaper-cerium oxide/leather took?

  23. Joeri Tijhuis on July 28, 2021 at 2:30 am

    I am not (yet) a opal cutter, but I am a knife enthousiast. When we use a wet stones it’s recommended to soak the wet stone for about 15 minutes so it can’t damange the knife. I think it would be good for opal aswell but thats just a thought.

  24. Teeko Train on July 28, 2021 at 2:31 am

    I got my first opal on ebay bc of your videos. Can’t wait. I’m officially hooked on your channel….and always have been on opals

  25. Trysten on July 28, 2021 at 2:35 am

    Hey i’m having trouble finding affordable corundum whetstone am i missing something? are the cheap ones the same thing or suitable – $20-$40 range

  26. Ned Newing on July 28, 2021 at 2:36 am

    You lovely fella. You are a gem yourself mate. Good onya.!

  27. We Are on July 28, 2021 at 2:36 am

    Thanks, love your demeanor 😀

  28. lockwood animations on July 28, 2021 at 2:41 am

    i have a question how would you go about removing rock around mexican fire opal with out a jewlers set up

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  30. Ashley Breaux on July 28, 2021 at 2:44 am

    What a great video! I had no idea that the sharpening stone was made out of corundum. I have a few stones from the Crater of Diamonds in Murphysboro, Arkansas I’ve been meaning to do a scratch test on, but had no idea where I was going to come up with a piece of corundum. I learned so much from you in such a short video. Thanks so much! I really love Opals ( my mom’s birthstone) they are by far my favorite gem even though I have none. One day I would love to order some. I would really enjoy mining for them in Australia. That would be an adventure. If you are ever in the US in Louisiana make sure you come to Jazz Fest. Thanks again! I look forward to more of your videos.videos! Yaya!

  31. WASTED COMPILATION on July 28, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Bro i want to buy a black opal. Please guide

  32. Elizabeth Neufeld on July 28, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Get Out! No Way!

  33. C01a on July 28, 2021 at 2:46 am

    What is the oxide you used to polish the stone with?

  34. justin baas on July 28, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Do you cut opal for anyone?

  35. David Huber on July 28, 2021 at 2:49 am

    God Bless you Justin and Than you!

  36. Jazz To Country on July 28, 2021 at 2:49 am

    I did this years ago. I could just afford some rough. I bought grits and started. On a pyrex plate. It shrieked.

  37. Gary Vandeputte on July 28, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Thank you for this video.
    I am going to try it for my self.
    You may have saved me from being 79 retired and bored to death.

  38. B33R SAUC3 on July 28, 2021 at 2:55 am

    hey Justin please delete this if you want this is a tough question, what is your opinion on opalauctions?

  39. Eshal Malik on July 28, 2021 at 2:56 am

    So pretty it looks like it’s fake and made from resin

  40. Jeni10 on July 28, 2021 at 2:57 am

    A knife hone … an iPhone. LOL!

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  43. Michelle's Garden on July 28, 2021 at 3:02 am

    Just found your channel and subscribed.
    I really enjoyed this video. Its something I could do at the table at night without lots of noise annoying everyone

  44. Corey Merrill on July 28, 2021 at 3:04 am

    I dont know how i kept missing this. Very cool and great to know. Can the dobstick be chucked into a drill or speed adjustable rotary tool? (Good or bad,Dremel is the most famous brand ) just how small of a stone can be cut?

  45. Poppageno on July 28, 2021 at 3:05 am

    Hi, I have some lava rock samples with opal in them. How do I get it out without breaking the opals?