View Full Version : Wood carving accents in jade

Jon McElwain
11-05-2009, 4:00 PM
I know this is a wood carving forum, but I'm playing with some jade that I would like to insert in some carvings and bowls. Having a hard (forgive the pun) time carving it with even diamond bits, as all the ones I have only have a thin layer of industrial diamond on them. Does anyone have any experience carving jade? Tools, techniques, advice appreciated. Thanks!

Chuck Nickerson
11-06-2009, 1:10 PM
I have no direct experience with Jade or Jadite.

However, I do also hang out at the TikiCentral forums (www.tikiroom.com (http://www.tikiroom.com)), and people there do beautiful work with stone, including Jade.

Please come back and let us know what they say.


mike holden
11-06-2009, 3:57 PM
Watched them carve Jade in China. They used a rubber wheel with an abrasive fluid drip over it to carve it. Obviously this is the modern method, somehow it was done by hand in the past.