STANDARD GREEN WAX
Provides good adhesion for general lapidary work. Softens at 150 degrees F. Four 5/8" sq. x 10" 1/4 lb. sticks per 1 lb. pkg.
#58-022; Green Wax; $13.50
thermostatically-controlled ceramic heater for melting and keeping your dop wax
at the perfect temperature along with built in storage for all your tools!
(Note: some temperature resistant stones should
be warmed with care.)
HIGH TEMPERATURE BLACK WAX
This popular black formulation is also marketed as "Bankers #6" and "jewelers Cement". Softens at 170 degrees F. Four 5/8" sq. 1/4 lb. sticks per 1 lb. pkg.
#32-003; Black Wax; $13.50
Electric dop pot with a removable copper pan. Heats to and maintains the proper dop wax temperature. 50 watt ceramic heater. Can also be used as a small pickling pot.
HIGH TEMPERATURE RED WAX
Softens at 180 degrees F. Provides good adhesion for general lapidary work where a high melting point is required.
#G0272; RED WAX; 1 lb. box of 6; $13.50
WOODEN DOP STICKS
Easy to use, inexpensive. You can dop many stones at one time. Assorted diameters from 1⁄4" to 5⁄8". About 4" long. Pkg. of ten. (DP)
#721-70-1001; WOODEN DOP STICKS; SHP. WT. 6 OZS.;$5.00
WOODEN DOP STICKS
Sturdy, 5/16" diameter hardwood dop sticks, 3" long. Ideal for dopping stones. Each pack contains 24 sticks.
SHIPPING WEIGHT 3 OZS.
#550-011; DOP STICKS; $8.30
Q. How do I keep my
stones from falling off the DOP stick?
A. Try heating the stone a little and you will find they stick much better.
Q. My stone is heat
sensitive, (opal) how do I keep from over heating when I DOP it?
A. Another little "trick of the trade". Heat the DOP wax on your DOP stick until it is very soft, not so hot as to be runny. Put the DOP wax to your stone. Wait a few seconds and pull the DOP stick and DOP wax off your stone. Repeat this process until the DOP wax bends or stretches but does not come off your stone. This usually takes about 3 on and off steps. Finally quickly rotate the stone in the flame, this seals the edge and prevents water from getting under the stone and weakening the bond. What happens is that you have heated your stone just enough to adhere well to your DOP stick, but you have not overheated the stone. We use this method on opal, and have very good success.
PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
MINIMUM PURCHASE $50.00
Since 1988 Nation Enterprises,
and since 1993 Lapidary Rock Shop has been providing the highest quality
products and services to the lapidary market.
Copyright© 1998/2011 źNATION ENTERPRISES
Owned and operated by Russ & Betty Nation
Completely Revised: 11-12-2000
COMPLETE REVISION 05/2007