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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 192 - Thursday August 21, 2003
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Index to Today's Digest

01  RE: Gemstone Photography
02  RE: Girdle Facet Transfer Alignment.
03  RE: Gem Photography
04  RE: Diamonds
05  RE: Facetron Bowl
06  RE: Gem Photography
07  NEW: Faceter Wanted for World Competition
08  NEW: La opal

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Message:01

Subject: RE: Gemstone Photography
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 16:03:17 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
To: <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Mark Bachert" <Bach2775@RCN.com>

Hey Web you may want to check out http://www.theimage.com . It's a great
website with lots of information that should help you. If you still have
questions the owner does reply promptly to questions.

Mark... Easton Pa.

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Message:02

Subject: Girdle Facet Transfer Alignment.
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 16:14:40 -0400 (EDT)
To: faceters@caprock-spur.com
From: vloakhl@webtv.net (Vincent Bishop OD)

There have been a number of posts recently on the subject.  However,
none have mentioned the little "Mirror Facet Finder".  Once it is in
your faceting setup, it takes less than  60 sec. to routinely check the
alignment of one of the polished girdle facets after transfer.  Usually
a slight adjustment of the index splitter is all that is required and
the task is complete.
Just one more use of this  inexpensive  great device. 

V. Bishop, O.D.

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Message:03

Subject: Re: Gem Photography
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 16:42:19 -0400
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com (LapidaryArtsDigest)
From: mskelly <mskelly@gte.net>

Hello the List:
Webb in the Evergreen State inquired about digital photography. I found the first
two web sites below to be quite helpful with regard to photographing gems.
http://www.theimage.com/photography/index.htm
http://www.webphotoschool.com/wps/lessons/vault/index.html
The third web site I found to be excellent for digital photography in
general. http://www.webreference.com/graphics/column49/
When working with digital images on a computer, some type of software is, to
my mind, essential. Most pictures, and especially digital pictures,
benefit from software manipulation the same as most film pictures benefit
from darkroom adjustments. My personal software preference is
Photoshop.
Regards,
mike
in the Sunshine State

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Message:04

Subject: Diamonds
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 17:44:19 -0500
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Larry" <ldavis32@cox.net>

If any of you haven't seen this article in "Wired" magazine it makes some
interesting reading about the progress of man made diamonds.

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.09/diamond_pr.html

Have fun.

Larry Davis

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Message:05

Subject: Re: Issue No. 189 - Monday August 18, 2003
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 19:26:30 EDT
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: VESteele@aol.com

Hello list,
   Re:  facetron bowl retainer.  Betty Jarvi showed me how she bent a piece
of wire into an S shape and hooked it on bowl and through hole.  I just hold it
down at times.
   Virginia

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Message:06

Subject: Re: Issue No. 191 - Wednesday August 20, 2003
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 21:34:03 -0400
To: LapidaryArtsDigest <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: Kreigh Tomaszewski <Kreigh@Tomaszewski.net>

LapidaryArtsDigest wrote:
> __________________________________________________________
> Message:04
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> Subject: Gem Photography
> Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 21:17:20 -0700
> To: <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
> From: Webb Long <webblong@mindspring.com>
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> Hi All, I recently purchased a Digital Camera.  That is quite a leap for a
> Scotch/Irishman over 85.  I have searched the web for information but with
> little success. I don't want to become a professional cameraman, but would
> like to know how to set up lighting etc. to be able to photographk some cut
> stones. Could anyone help me? Would really appreciate any help. So I will
> thank you now!  Best Regards.   Webb in the Evergreen state.
>
> __________________________________________________________

Webb,

I hope these links are still good...

Tips on how to get good pictures of Rocks and Minerals:

http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/reflect.htm Taking photos of
reflective objects

http://www.uvminerals.org/photog.htm Taking photos of fluorescent
minerals

http://www.eyesoftime.com/sos/photog.html Taking digital photos for
websites

http://www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com/ Digital Mineral Photography
(Educational Article section )

Kreigh

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Message:07

Subject: Faceter Wanted
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 09:53:58 EDT
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: GemsbyJ@aol.com

Wanted!
One extraordinary faceter to make up our championship team of five.
We have four dynamite world class cutters who have committed grueling hours
to cut three fine stones for the Australian International Faceting Challenge
2004.
We need one more to enter the team competition. The deadline for the stone
completion is early next year so you have time to cut them carefully.
However the deadline for entry is August 31st, 2003. Please connect with me
by email at gemsbyj@aol.com or call after August 27th (I am on the road right
now) and we can fill out paperwork by fax or email. The cost is only $30 US
dollar the possibility of earning the title of World Champion single stone or
team play is real.
Jill Rowlands
713-728-4912
Fax 713-721-6087
gemsbyj@aol.com



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Message:08

Subject: la opal
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 09:39:40 -0500
To: <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "john quade" <johnq@innersoft.net>

I purchased some la opal it has a lot of color .trying to decide what is
the best way to start cutting for maxium good color stones .  how do you
work with sandstone and not pullout the grains .
john quade

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Hi John, I haven't cut any la but the Honduran material is similar
and had to be stabilized first.

Thurmond

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