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Cabochon Cutting by Jack R. Cox was copyright in 1986. The 64 page book covers the basic steps involved in grinding and polishing gemstones into cabochons in an assortment of shapes such as ovals, rectangles, crosses and more with a dome top. You'll learn to dop, prepare the stones for shaping, steps in grinding, sanding, and polishing. Other items covered are how to use a trim saw, slab saw, and set your cabochon in some type of mounting. The basics covered in Cabochon Cutting is geared toward the use of silicon carbide abrasives, but the techniques will apply when useing diamond abrasives also. If you have mastered the basics, you may want to check out Advanced Cabochon Cutting, by Jack R. Cox.