LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
committed to carrying on the fine works started
by Hale Sweeny and Jerry Dewbre
Issue No.16 - Tuesday November 26, 2002
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Index to Today's Digest
01 Re: Tarnish Free Silver
02 Re: Tarnish Free Silver
03 cutting apatite
04 Radiation Poisoning
05 Scratchy Diamond Powders from "clumping"
06 Dial indicator
07 synthetic corundum
08 pre-former wanted
Business Section - No messages today.
Subject: Re: Tarnish Free Silver
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 14:22:35 -0700
From: John McLaughlin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> "Some South American silversmiths use an 80% alloy
that does not tarnish."
> Mr. Clark wrote me back and said that he thought that the
trick was the use of nickel, and
> that perhaps a reader was familiar with this. As for the
use of nickel I am afraid that this
> may very well be the case, which rules out its use for any
of my close relatives as they have
> a metal allergy. Far more common than many suspect. Which
is why a local station aired a
> program on "white gold problems." Most is made
with a nickel alloy, but sometimes (not often)
> palladium is used for white gold, which avoids the problem.
However is that is the case not
> all is lost as I have no metal allergies, and would seriously
consider this (for myself) if
> it is not some kind of nightmare to alloy for casting.
I have found a source for non-tarnishing casting silver. To my
knowledge, this has no nickel
in it. I believe it is 92.5 silver, but I may be mistaken. The
e-mail from the factory rep
follows, along with his e-mail address. More details are available
on their web site:
From: Vinny Guadagna <email@example.com>
The S-88 sterling will actually have better tarnish resistance
than the S-57. The S-57 is
designed more for casting than rolling.
Please let me know the size, thickness, and number of pieces
you need and we will do our best
to meet your needs.
Hope this helps,
Subject: "Jake's" question
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 01:56:47 -0800
From: "Gail Bumala" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When I was in highschool, our instructor urged us to avoid bringing
in "Mexican Silver" to use for casting or any recycling
that matter. Because of the nickel, it was difficult to melt and
and very brittle. Also, many people experience "contact dermatitis"
nickel, which range from minor itching to full skin breakdown
skin ulcers. Breathing in the dust is quite hazardous to many
organs and is almost certainly a carcinogen. I'd rather get out
polish and a cloth. Sincerely, Gail Ann, Sandy, Oregon, USA,
Subject: cutting apatite
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 18:48:17 EST
I am about to cut my first Apatite. Would like some feedback on
experience with working with this material.
I have a full range of cutting discs up to 3K diamond and for
have 14K on Last Lap, 50K on BATT, Tin/Lead, Zinc and an array
UltraLaps including, Alumina, Cerium, Spectra and Chrome Oxide.
I am already aware of Apatite's delicate nature and aversion
to heat and
therefore more interested in the best way to cut and polish. Thank
advance for your comments.
Hi Roger, I would like an answer to this one as well since my
first apatite cutting experience
was a difficult one. The stuff is so soft it is difficult to get
a good finish. I ended up using a blue
Spectra Lap but the results were a commercial polish at best.
Subject: Radiation Poisoning
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 17:13:11 -0700
From: "Galarneau's" <email@example.com>
I asked a question a few weeks ago about Mark Liccinni and whether
died of a disease caused by radiation poisoning. I received one
response from a medical professional off this list. They said
blood diseases can be caused by radiation. For a fact they said
the most gaurded against diseases caused by chemotherapy are blood
diseases. I am concerned for two reasons. One it is my belief
lot of radiated gemstones are coming into the USA without being
to make sure that they are safe. Two, I cut a lot of radiated
both in rough and in finished stones. No matter how careful you
when cutting you still breath and come into contact with some
dust from grinding. Usually that dust is very fine particles in
atomized water which readily is absorbed in your lungs. Every
gemstones I know that treats in the USA has the stones cut first
then treated in the USA. When you cut out of rough you get to
radiated stones. Following is a list of materials I know are radiated
to obtain their color : Lemon citrine, blue topaz, Imperial Topaz,
quartz, green quartz, heliodor beryl, smoky quartz, bi-color smokey
citrine, bi-color smokey and clear quartz. The list could be larger
I could of missed a few and no one knows exactly what is being
the rough and to the cut stones. Are we being slowly poisoned
as we cut
our rocks? Does anyone know?
Hi Gerry, I have a geiger counter so I always am on the lookout
for any radioactive
gems and minerals. So far I have not found any radiation above
in any faceting rough or finished stones I have checked. I did
find a slight radioactivity
in some opalite from Colorado that I picked up at our spring show
for cabbing ( understandable
since it comes from uranium country). Still though the radiation
levels in this sample were well
below the test source fixed to the side of my geiger counter for
E-bay usually has quite a few low cost geiger counters on any
I gave 50 bucks for mine.
Subject: Scratchy Diamond Powders from "clumping"
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 21:20:34 -0500
From: "Jonathan L. Rolfe" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have been examining some imported diamond powders, in the course
investigating a scratching problem someone had.
When making your own compound, or when using diamond powder and
charging laps, it is ESSENTIAL that the material be properly sheared.
Sometimes, when diamond powder has been stored a long time, especially
water or some other liquid has been adsorbed on the diamond powder,
"cake", and sometimes form very durable, almost ceramic-like
that will cause a particular type of scratching. (A horsetail
scratch when viewed under a microscope at several hundred X)
Another, easier way, is to suspend the diamond powder in a light
oil, or in
a detergent solution, and allow it to stand an hour or two. The
poured off the top should be free of these larger particles and
safely used as a low-concentration polish.
See the pictures and the report at http://www.battlap.info/diamond.html
Remember, one does not just "mix diamond powder with a carrier".
Subject: Dial indicator
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 21:53:35 -0600
From: "Dennis J Brown" <email@example.com>
I have a 30 year old Ultra-Tec "Left Hand" machine
and would like to put
a dial indicator on it but they no longer make them. What I need
series of photos of an existing installation so that I can make
myself. Does anybody have one on a machine, right or left, so
that I can
see how it is constructed.
Subject: synthetic corundum
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 21:06:01 -0600
From: "Charles" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I would like to know if any of the readers have experience with,
corundum types. These being czochralski pulled, flame fusion,
hydrothermal. Besides the obvious differences in price are there
differences in the quality of the gem obtain upon comparable faceting.
Also is one easier to work than another.
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 11:25:38 EST
Anybody out there got a plan for a cheap pre-forming rig.
RESOURCES FOR LAPIDARIES ~
Hale Sweeny's Lapidary Digest Archives http://www.lapidarydigest.com/
International Lapidary Association http://www.gemcutters.org
RESOURCES FOR FACETER'S ~
Fac-Ette Manufacturing Company: (910)256-9248
Raytech Industries: http://www.raytech-ind.com
Rock Peddler: 1-800-416-4348 / www.rockpeddler.com
RESOURCES FOR GEMOLOGISTS ~
Accredited Gemologists Association, http://aga.polygon.net/
American Gem Society, (AGS) 702-255-6500
American Gem Trade Association, (AGTA) http://www.agta.org
Gemmological Assc. & GTL / Great Britain, http://www.gagtl.ac.uk/gagtl
Gemmological Association of Australia, http://www.gem.org.au
Gemological Institute of America, (GIA) http://www.gia.edu.giagem
International Gem Society (IGS) web site is: http://www.gemsociety.org
International Colored Gemstone Association, http://www.gemstone.org
FACETING GUILDS (Alphabetically, World) ~
*Charleston Faceting Guild, South Carolina, email@example.com.
*Columbia-Willamette Faceter's Guild, http://www.facetersguild.com/
*Danish Faceters Guild, http://medlem.spray.se/danfacet/
*East/Central Florida:Tomoka Gem and Mineral Society's Faceters
Don Cameron: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Eastern Mass Faceter's Group, email@example.com
*Faceter's Forum Society-LaPorte, IN VESteele@aol.com
*Faceter's Guild of N. California, Wayne Meissner, firstname.lastname@example.org
*Faceter's Guild of S. California, Jerry W. Carroll, (818)348-6327
*Intermountain Faceter's Guild, Carl M. Unruh, (360)385-3753
*Midwest Faceter's Guild, E-mail: email@example.com
*Mid-Williamette Faceters Guild, Albany, Oregon, Michael E. Bumcrot;
E-mail @ MBumcrot@valleyoilco.com
*Moreton Bay is a branch of the Australian Facetors' Guild, Brisbane,
*New Mexico Faceter's Guild, Nancy Attaway, firstname.lastname@example.org
*North Puget Sound Faceting Guild, Keith Wyman, email@example.com
*Tacoma Faceting Guild, Chuck Bloch firstname.lastname@example.org
*Texas Faceter's Guild, Jill Rowlands, email@example.com
*Seattle Faceting Club (LeonardBahr@prodigy.net)
*United States Faceting Guild (Keith Wyman, firstname.lastname@example.org)
*Vancouver Island Faceters' Guild - British Columbia, Canada.
(Add your faceting organization here, US or International - Write
( email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
TODAY'S FUNNY ~
Subject: the fraying rope...
There were 11 people hanging onto a rope that came down from
Ten were men and one woman. The rope was starting to fray so they
agreed that one person should let go because if they didn't the
break and everyone would die. No one could decide who should go
so finally the
woman gave a real touching speech saying how she would give up
her life to
save theirs, because women were used to giving up things for their
and children, giving in to men, and that after all men were the
sex and must be saved. When she finished speaking, all the men
Never underestimate the power of a woman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
REFLECTIONS AND TIDBITS:
Subject: RE: Issue No.15 - Monday November 25, 2002
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 23:00:07 -0500
From: "Naomi Sarna" <email@example.com>
Hello all, the reflections section was most interesting. for
consideration: humble pie was made of the 'humbles' or umbles,
intestines or chittlins of animals. It was basically a chittlin
milk, eggs, onion, and 'umbles' with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled
top. Trenchers were served to 'trenchermen' who were able to eat
them, a sop
was a piece of trencher soaked in wine, as in 'throw them a sop'.
were the same then as now, raw veggies; the fancy folks ate 'above
and the lesser folk, who got the lower crust, also sat below the
were not in general table use until the 1500's -1600's. People
own knife and spoon when they went to someone's house to eat.
baths, when they took them, it was not unusual to eat there also.
were often colored or flavored with sandalwood and spices were
preserve, hide putrefaction and show how rich you were. And, in
sumptuary laws dictated the number of yards of cloth you could
according to your rank. I have mounted many Medieval feasts and
wish I could
cut gemstones as well as I can cook.
Regards, Naomi in New York
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 16:44:27 -0500
From: Bob Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CZ - Final Sale
I expect this to be my final update to this ad...
As I said, I am not a rough dealer... just a cutter like you.
Recently I had the opportunity to buy a mixed lot of Russian
CZ... as it
turned out, it was MUCH more CZ than I would ever cut!!!
So I sold some of it to others.
Well, I got seduced again!!! I was able to get some of the nicer,
exotic colors... (couldn't resist!) so, I once again have much
just for me.
Once this is gone... THERE WILL BE NO MORE FROM ME!!!
...AND, I'm going to cut prices and beat all competition that
I am aware
Good opportunity to stock up!
I have it in the following colors / sizes:
Dark Violet - Amethyst (avg. 160 cts)
Lavender 50 - 85cts (avg. 70)
Champagne 100 - 520cts (avg. 165)
Red 50 - 592cts (avg. 75)
Red/Brown (Cognac?) 100 - 366cts (avg. 120)
Orange (Padpradscha?) 10 - 65cts. (avg. 25) SUPER!
Peridot (Apple?) Green 25 - 120cts. (avg. 35)
Light Pink 20 - 700cts (avg. 35)
Medium Pink - all about 35cts.
Yellow - light 25 - 45cts. (avg. 35)
Yellow - medium - all about 35cts.
Yellow - dark 15 - 50cts. (avg. 35)
All the above at a FINAL price of $0.04/ct. (avg. retail = $0.08
Now the "Exotics"!!!
Green - shades vary from a lighter green with a touch of yellow
deeper green. 35 - 100 cts. (avg. 70)
Light Blue - looks a lot like mid-grade blue topaz in color.
Blue(s) - Medium blue to Teal color. Avg. about 150cts.
Electric Blue - WILD!!! 40 - 250cts. (avg. 100)
The Green/Blue are more expensive... $0.18/ct. (Avg. retail =
Let me know what size(s) you require and I will do my best to
$25 min. order, please.
Postage and insurance (at my cost) will be extra.
Rough to Cut
If you're looking for quality facet rough please check out Rough
http://www.roughtocut.com. We offer a wide range of quality facet
from Aquamarine to Zircon. Large selections in stock currently
Garnets & Tourmalines. Please check us out & when you
do, why not give a
try to our contest, you could win a 5ct + piece of Spessartite
Rough to Cut
Facet polishing laps
Still have a couple of dozen Vargas Pol-A-Gem laps left. Only
in 6" size. There will be no more 8". Glenn really is
not interested in
fiddling with his lathe to correct his maching problems at 8".
He and his
protoge, Dick Rugel, will make more 6" if there is demand.
There is nothing
faster,better or more durable than a Pol-A-Gem for quartz,sunstone,
One lap should last a lifetime ....and they DO NOT SCRATCH. They
great on 8" machines. Lemme know your interest. Price delivered
in US is
Jerry Newman Gemart Services email@example.com
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 20:50:44 -0800
From: "P. Miklik" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
AVAILABLE FOR SALE
Honey, red & brown zircons, 10g parcels @$20/parcel
Red Garnet $8/g, eye clean-slightly included
Spessartine Garnet $7.50/g, slight-moderately included
Malaya Garnet $6/g, good eye clean roughs
Tunduri Garnet $10/g, eye clean-slightly included
Pink Tourmaline $20/g, eye clean-slightly included
Red Tourmaline $10/g, slight-moderately included
Bicolor Tourmaline $15/g, eye clean
Watermelon Tourmaline $20/g eye clean
Green/Green Blue Tourmaline $10/g, eye clean roughs
Blue, Green & Blue/Green Sapphires $35/g, eye clean-slightly
included, up to 1g.
Blue Beryl (Aquamarine) $6/g, eye clean-slightly included crystals
Green Beryl (Emerald) $10-$50/g, eye clean-slightly included crystals,
Cabbing Grade Aquamarine $3/g
Must sell the following rough - no reasonable offer refused -
Rose Malaya Garnet - deep red, eye clean african material - 1
kg available -
$2.00/gram for quantities of 500 grams or more
Red Zircon - eye clean african material - 300g available - $2.00/gram
take the entire 300 grams
Spessartite Orange Garnet - slightly to moderately included African
material - Ranges from 1.5 - 3 cts size - $7.50 per gram if you
entire 300 grams
I have put pictures of the rough and stones cut from it on the
check it out at: http://www.wintershill.com/rough
You can email me (Richard) for more info or ?'s at: email@example.com
Complete online discount catalog for cabbing and faceting machines,
laps, polishes, diamond saws, diamond blades, and general lapidary
Solid copper laps 1/4 thick 8" and 6" you can charge
both sides with
NOW ONLINE! RRGaetan Gem Rough - Featuring excellent, facet-grade,
Colombian Emerald rough! PLUS, Chrome Tourmaline, Achroite Tourmaline,
Golden Chrome Tourmaline, Aquamarine, Spess, Mint and Malaya Garnets,
and more! For photos and more information, visit us at rrgaetan.com.
For All National and International Masters, Past-Masters and
This post is simply a reminder that in 2003 the USFG will host
first National and International Faceting Competition. It is called
the North American Faceting Challenge -- 'NAFC.' Since the designs
and rules were first published in the 2001 September Issue of
USFG's Newsletter, and since they have not been published since
some of you, who are most capable - skill-wise, may not
know about the competition, and some of you may have forgotten.
"NAFC" is an OPEN Competition. Please note: The designs
can be downloaded at <http://www.usfacetersguild.org/events.shtml>.
The closing date is June 20th, 2003; the amount of time between
present date and June 20th, 2003 should be enough for all Master
cutters to cut the two required designs -- Fred Van Sant's "Four
Star," and Charles Covill's "Wind Wheel No. 2."
information is needed, please contact me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Subject: First USFG faceting list design competition.
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 16:29:21 -0800
From: Dan Clayton <email@example.com>
First USFG faceting list design competition.
Design: Hexagon or Hexagon Cushion in Colorless or Colored Topaz
Judging: Highest number for total ISO values at 0, 10, 20,30,
and 50 degree tilt with five degree head shadow in GemFramx will
win. Example parameters are given below to achieve this configuration.
Online designs must be submitted by January 10, 2003. Design and
cut entries should have the design posted by that date but stone
will take place at the OPLC Hobnob in Tucson in February 2003.
Publication: All entries will be posted on the USFG faceting
and possibly on the USFG site as well. Designs may be included
a USFG list CD. Designers maintain copyright to their designs
must allow posting on the USFG faceting list site. Posting or
elsewhere is not only permitted but encouraged.
Followup: Additional contests may be held for other shapes and
materials if there is sufficient interest and participation.
head shadow 5 degrees
ignore glare no (default)
tilt movie yes (default)
starting tilt direction 0
ending tilt direction 5 (default)
maximum tilt angle 50
tilt increment 10
suppress VGA no (default)
concave no (default)
COS files no (default)
ISO files no ( you can enter yes if you wish
but it will fill your disk )
DISP files no (default)
exit files no (default)
starting file # increment each run if you wish to save images
Values for ISO will be summed and used as ISO total.
ISO Total will be deciding factor in judging but there will be
points deducted for a missed meetpoint. Fractional
Special recognition will be given to most original design as
by team of four judges selected by Jeff Ford or delegate/s.
all work must be done by one individual. In the
case of a fractional indices or an incomplete design a design
coach will explain how the problem can be fixed and the
entry will be moved to Coached class.
more than one individual from a club, guild or area may work together
as a team. If an individual wishes coaching they may do so but
work must be done by the entrant with only suggestions by coach.
means Fred Van Sant or some other designer can not do a design
enter as your own. I encourage friends, club/guild members to
enter as a
team. Do not hesitate to enter if you need some coaching. We have
mentors who are happy to help you.
for a public domain design or a copyrighted design that the copyright
gives you permission to use. You enter design with modified angles,
or deleted tiers which gives "optimum" performance as
determined by ISO
total. We will post at least two very basic designs you can enhance
Design and Cut,
design will be posted and ISO Total noted but beauty of the finished
will be the judging criteria. Stones will be judged at the OPLC
Tucson. Individual, Team/Coached and Modified designs will be
I hope this format will encourage design and optimization oldtimers
newcomers to get involved and hopefully develop their skills.
entries will be posted on the site and may drive some traffic
I think ISO Total is as good as any single value to evaluate design
performance but we will look to improve criteria in the future.
Canaveral Mineral & Gem Society is again presenting
our yearly gem show, the Parade of Gems, November 23rd and 24th
Melbourne auditorium, 625 E Hibiscus Blvd in Melbourne, FL, from
6PM. Admission is $3, with kids under 12 admitted free.
Tomoka Gem and Mineral Society's annual show will be held on
Dec. 14 and 15 at
the Volusia County Fairgrounds, located on state route 44 in Deland,
Fairgrounds are 1 mile east of interstate route 4 at exit 118.
We will have at
least one showcase of faceted gems done by our members. Thank
you, John Withey
FACETERS SYMPOSIUM 2003
Presented by the Faceter's Guild of Southern California
At the Seaside GEMboree AFMS/CFMS Convention & Show
Ventura, California June 6-7-8, 2003
You are invited to participate in the Faceters
Symposium 2003 which will be held at the Seaside Park
(Ventura Fairgrounds) at Ventura, California during the
AFMS/CFMS Convention & Show. The Faceters Symposium dates
are June 6th, 7th, & 8th. That is Friday, Saturday, &
Sunday. The CFMS GEMboree is on those dates as well as on
Thursday the 5th of June. All of this is at the same
location, just a hundred yards from the beach.
The Faceters Symposium will feature ten speakers, who
will have presentations covering various parts of gemstone
faceting interests. A Hospitality Hour on Friday evening
and a Saturday Awards Luncheon are also part of the
Symposium. There will be competitions at the Novice,
Advanced, & Masters levels. Get started on your
competition entry soon.
The CFMS GEMboree itself will have buildings that have
exhibits on display, dealers with their wares to offer,
demonstrators to show how it is done, and speakers with
presentations covering other lapidary fields of interest.
For information & costs regarding the Faceters
Symposium (including competition information), your contact
is listed below. Ask for one of the Packets. Be sure to
state your snail mailing address so that a Packet can be
mailed to you.
Glenn Klein, Chairman
24001 Muirlands Blvd., Space #79
Lake Forest, CA 92630 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Middle Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. announces
22nd annual "Earth Treasures" Jewelry, Gem, Mineral
and Fossil Show.
There will be door prizes, auctions, exhibits, demonstrations
dealers from around the US.
The MTG&MS is a not-for-profit educational society, made
up of local
members from around Middle Tennessee, interested in the study,
and understanding of minerals, the earth's geological history,
making, and the polishing of gem stones. The profit from this
show and sale go to fund nine (9) scholarships at regional universities,
along with two Tennessee Elementary Schooll Earth Science projects
and two middle Tennessee Senior Citizens workshop programs.
Date: December 14-15, 2002
Time: 9 AM-6 PM Saturday & 10 AM-5 PM Sunday
Place: Creative Arts Building, Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville,
Admission: $2.00 Adults, $0.50 High School Students, Under 12
free with an adult
Contact: Will Smith (615) 366-1022 Show Chairperson
Web Site: www.mtgms.org Email: willsmith.2@comcastnet
Exhibits: Show cases of Fossils, Minerals, Jewelry, cut and polished
Including local Elmwood minerals from the zinc mines at Carthage
Tennessee Paint Rock Agate from the mountains of Middle Tennessee
Demonstrations: Silversmithing, beading, wire wrapping, flint
knapping and faceting
Other activities: Hourly door prizes and silent auctions
Dealers will offer:
Gold and silver jewelry, mountings and repair
Colored gem stones & diamonds, loose or mounted in jewelry
Crystals and minerals from around the world including our local-world
golden calcites from Carthage
Fossils and artifacts including dinosaur life, marine life and
along with modern flint knapping
Tools and supplies for the above
Feel free to call if you have any questions. We appreciate your
help and support.
Roanoke Valley Mineral & Gem Society - 22nd Annual Show at
Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA 11/29-12/1/02. Thanks,Larry White
LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST PERSONALS:
KANSAS: If anyone in the central portion of the country from Oklahoma
to Wichita to Kansas City would be interested in forming something
Flatland Facet Guild or some such name give me a line at
Larry W. Davis
ILLINOIS - MISSOURI (Central Area, hubed around St. Louis, Missouri)
group of 4 faceters have met and we had a great time. We intend
again and would like to have fellow faceters join our group. I
email from another Newbie that expressed interest in attending
our next get
together. Faceters from any and all areas are welcome... It's
swell to meet
personally and exchange tips and hints! COME JOIN OUR GROUP! It's
Doug Smith, Alton, IL .at: email@example.com
INDIANA: I moved to Valparaiso, (Northwest) Indiana, about three
Are there any clubs in this area? or is there anyone interested
one? I do faceting and some cabbing. Not much here but cornfields.
scenery, but I get sooooooo lonely. LOL Let me know. (Bill) "William
S.E. LOUISIANA: Anyone in or around the New Orleans, LA area
form a club or have get togethers for faceting, discussions, cabbing,
procurement, etc. Please contact me via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bird - Chalmette, LA)
MISSISSIPPI: If anyone is near Meridian Mississippi and would
in forming some kind of club or just get together with faceting
cabbing please e-mail me at email@example.com Thanks, Jim
TEXAS: Anyone in the Corpus Christi or Coastal Bend area that
in starting a local faceter's guild contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com or telephone 361-857-2405 (days) or 361-992-1296
WASHINGTON DC.(Rockville Md area) Looking for folks to get together
occasionally to facet. I have just started faceting and am also
in sphere making (infinate # of facets) Robert Winfield
Lurking is fine, but participation is more fun!! Get involved!!
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