There is a wide range of adhesives that can be used in lapidary work.
One of the most common uses for adhesives in lapidary is for attaching stones to sticks in order to provide better control while you are grinding. This process is called dopping, and the stick is called a dop stick.
In the videos below you will find an overview of this process as well as more detailed videos on different methods that can be used.
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Introduction To Dopping
Dopping Gem Stones with Wax