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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 182 - Wednesday August 6, 2003
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Hale Sweeny and Jerry Dewbre
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Hi all,

Keep those post coming in.
Today was a little light.

Thurmond

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Index to Today's Digest

01  NEW: 419 Scam and Spam / Scam Scum
02  RE: Sterling Silver Suppliers?
03  RE: torch question
04  NEW: Faceting Machine

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Message:01

Subject: List Harvested. 419 Scam.
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2003 16:15:01 -0400
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com (LapidaryArtsDigest)
From: "Jonathan L. Rolfe" <webmaster@gearloose.com>

Subject: immediately you recieve this e-mail message please reply it
To: faceters@caprock-spur.com
DEAR (Username)
I AM THE MANAGER BILL EXCHANGE OF THE FOREIGN
REMITTRANCE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL BANK OF AFRICA
LOME-TOGO  blah blah blah.

Remember the guy in Europe who lost all that money to the 419 scammer , and
who went to the Nigerian embassy and blew away the first person he saw?
It was a good start.
Though I suppose if there is anyone stupid enough to fall for these, they
should not be allowed to have money, anyway, so maybe the scammers are
doing us a service.

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Hi Jon,  I have been getting attempted post by these scumballs for months on end.
Not a problem since the list is moderated and their post cannot get thru as a result.
You are correct that only STUPID persons would fall for such nonsense. The same
persons will most likely be up for Darwin Awards. LOL
Also, "finger" is disabled on the e-mail server so harvesting from it is very
difficult. It is however, a constant battle against spammers and scammers each day.

Thurmond

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Message:02

Subject: Re: Sterling Silver Suppliers?
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2003 22:29:56 -0700
To: LapidaryArtsDigest <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: John McLaughlin <jemstone@amug.org>

Hi Doug,

One place that usually has good prices, sells small quantities of silver

plus tools and has a web based catalog is the 550 Store.  Their web site

is http://www.monsterslayer.com/CatalogIndex.htm
This is a business that sells primarily to Navajo jewelers (Monster
Slayer is a  major figure in the history of the Navajo).  I have used
them for tool and silver supplies for students and have received prompt
service.

John McLaughlin
Glendale, Arizona

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Message:03

Subject: Butane pencil torch
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2003 10:30:26 +0000
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: "Frank Romano" <romanfj@hotmail.com>

Hi, everybody!
I've been using propane for quite a while and when I just want to solder
something small and quick it can be a bit cumbersome.  So I bought a butane
pencil torch filled from a compressed butane canister (as for cigarette
lighters) which is supposed to burn for one hour on a charge.  I get about 2
minutes burn time at most and it goes empty.  What am I doing wrong with
this little thing?  Thanks!
Frank Romano
"Gemcutters are Multifaceted Individuals"

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Message:04

Subject: Faceting Machine
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 11:20:20 -0700
To: <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Bob Boston" <rvb@ihot.com>

Hi,
With all the talk about faceting machines, I thought I'd mention this
one. A 6'" facet machine with accessaries for just $527.00. It looks
like it might be an ok begginer's unit. I don't have any personal
experience with the facetor, but have bought and been satisfied with
diamond paste and powder from them( Daniel Lopacki Co). it can be seen
at http://www.lopacki.com/machines/
If anyone has experience on the machine, I'd be interested in hearing
about it.
Regards,
Bob

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TODAY'S FUNNY ~

CREATIVE THINKING

After 17 years of marriage, a man dumped his wife for a younger woman.
The downtown luxury apartment was in his name and he wanted to remain
there with his new love so he asked the wife to move out and then he
would buy her another place.

The wife agreed to this, but asked that she be given 3 days on her own
there, to pack up her things. While he was gone, the first day she lovingly
put her personal belongings into boxes and crates and suitcases. On the
second day, she had the movers come and collect her things. On the third
day, she sat down for the last time at their candlelit dining table,
soft music playing in the background, and feasted on a pound of shrimp
and a bottle of Chardonnay. When she had finished, she went into each
room and deposited a few of the resulting shrimp shells into the hollow
of the curtain rods. She then cleaned up the kitchen and left.

The husband came back, with his new girl, and all was bliss for the
first few days. Then it started; slowly but surely. Clueless, the man
could not explain why the place smelled so bad. They tried everything;
cleaned & mopped and aired the place out. Vents were checked for dead
rodents, carpets were steam cleaned, Air fresheners were hung everywhere.
Exterminators were brought in; the carpets were replaced and on it went.

Finally, they could take it no more and decided to move.

The moving company arrived and did a very professional packing job
taking everything to their new home; including the curtain rods.

The most wasted day of all is the day in which we have not laughed.


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