The Lapidary Room is open on Thursdays, from 6-9 PM at Space 424 of the Bellis Fair Mall in Bellingham for club members. You must sign up and pre-pay at the club’s store (Bellis Fair Mall, Space 424). The fee is $10 for 3 hours of use. (See below for store hours.) There will be only four people allowed each session, so when you go to sign up it will be “first paid, first date available”. There will be a waiting list for prepaid members. If you do not show up for the time you selected, you will forfeit your $10.
When you come the first time, there will be instructions on the use and safety of the machines. Machine use will be for one project at a time and then you must move onto the next machine. Large cuts on the saws will be done by one of the monitors. The class fee may include one slab cut. Other cuts will be done for a fee when time allows. The club’s insurance requires that users of the Lapidary Room must be club members and at least 18 years old. Bring your own safety glasses, hearing protection and mask (while required by COVID precautions).
Hours for the club’s store: Tuesday-Saturday 11-7, Sunday Noon-6, Closed Monday.
A class on how to use a tumbler for polishing stones is held depending on interest. If you are interested in taking a tumbler class please attend one of our meetings or send email with your name and phone number to the club’s email address. (You can use the form on the Contacts page.)