June 7, 2011
Bill Putnam hands on the 180 grinder.
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Classes at Walla Walla Community College introduce students to the art of cutting, polishing and engraving stones.
WALLA WALLA -- A lapidary is defined as someone who cuts, polishes or engraves precious stones. Warren Rood is a self-made lapidary who is now sharing the craft of studying and manipulating rocks and stones with the community.