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I grew up in San Francisco and have always had a liberal state of mind. Life is too short to take things too seriously and I tend to appreciate the beauty of life and of nature. When I was growing up, I spent hours in the basement where I had a workbench and tools. I would build model cars, things made from scraps of wood my father would bring home for me, and just tinker. I was one of those kids who would take things apart just to see how they worked. The good news is that I was able to put them back together-most of the time! In high school, I got interested in electronics and went on to get an AA in Electrical Engineering Technology, and went to work as an electro mechanical technician. Then at age 40, I decided to get back to my roots and began the second half of my career life as a woodworker. Now older, I was able to appreciate the beauty of the different woods and I would combine them to create works of art, not just cabinets or…

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  • Male
  • Born on November 15
  • Joined March 23, 2007

Favorite materials

stones, agate, jasper, opals

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About

I grew up in San Francisco and have always had a liberal state of mind. Life is too short to take things too seriously and I tend to appreciate the beauty of life and of nature. When I was growing up, I spent hours in the basement where I had a workbench and tools. I would build model cars, things made from scraps of wood my father would bring home for me, and just tinker. I was one of those kids who would take things apart just to see how they worked. The good news is that I was able to put them back together-most of the time! In high school, I got interested in electronics and went on to get an AA in Electrical Engineering Technology, and went to work as an electro mechanical technician. Then at age 40, I decided to get back to my roots and began the second half of my career life as a woodworker. Now older, I was able to appreciate the beauty of the different woods and I would combine them to create works of art, not just cabinets or everyday furniture. Then while tinkering one day, I built a rock tumbler to polish some rocks I had collected at the beach. When I didn't get the results I had hoped for, I turned to the internet and a whole new world opened up as I learned more and more about polishing rocks. It seems a natural progression to go from wood to rocks as they are very similar in that there is beauty within each of them. I love to take that natural beauty one step further and sand it smooth and polish it. Although I am still a woodworker by trade, I hope to someday make my living cutting stones. Ideally, I would like to combine my woodworking skills with my lapidary skills and create works of art made from wood and stone. But for now, I'm happy to cut stones and supply jewelry artists with not only the stones with which to create, but with inspiration to create new and exciting designs.

Well, thank you for taking a few minutes to read a little something about me. I hope you now know that I am passionate about my work and I will only sell the highest quality stones and that each and every one of them is made with all my heart and soul.

Ed Orekar,
Lapidary at Stones In Motion

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