LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
Issue No.69 - Wednesday February 19, 2003
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From the Moderator: Hi everyone. Todays list is a short
one but has a good question about how to use corian laps.
I susspect that many of you will have tips in answer to that
Index to Today's Digest
01 RE: Ultratec Dial Indicator
02 Bio: Rodney Carroll RC Gems
03 NEW: Corian laps
1 new advertisement today. See the Classifieds
Subject: Ultra tech dial indicator
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 15:01:36 -0500
From: Richard Winnick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Would like to second the ohm meter approach -
I have both the UT dial indicator and also the ohm meter -
I don't use the dial indicator anymore :-)
Living in Maine and cold :-)
Subject: Bio: Rodney Carroll RC Gems
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 00:02:20 -0500
From: "Rodney Carroll" <email@example.com>
My name is Rodney Carroll. I like in the Tampa-St Pete area of Florida.
I little about myself. I grew up in the Midwest digging fossils since I
was in 3rd grade. I was always in trouble for being somewhere I was not
suppose to be looking for new ones. When I was about thirteen I bought
by first faceted stone and I was hooked. I met a number of people over
the years that helped feed this addiction for more stones. One day I
looked around at all of the stones that I had collected and asked myself
"Now what do I do with all of these?". Part of this collecting was to
spite my grandmother who said that I could never afford to own anything
like what I have today. Well I stated with some Tripps mountings then I
found out what a calibrated stone was. I found that 3/4 maybe more of
what I had was not calibrated. So I figured that I better learn to make
my own jewelry. So that is where I am today trying to make my own stuff
to combine with my stones.
But the reason why I wanted join this newsgroup was to possibly buy more
unique stones and to possibly find a few cutter in the Tampa-St Pete
area to cut custom stones for some of my designs. In the future I would
like to find someone to teach me to cut.
Subject: Corian laps
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 15:36:22 +0000
From: "Dave Swartz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Recently, a member of our club gave me a piece of Corian to make a lap for
faceting. I turned and surfaced faced the Corian on my lathe and then asked
how to use the lap. I was told to apply a thin layer of wax (paste wax) to
the lap and then spray diamond on the surface and "get after it". What mess
that turned out to be. Either I applied too much wax or not enough diamond
or something. I ended up with a mess on my stone. I have tried using a
little bit of extender fluid as a lube, water also. No luck. We had a member
of our Club who was a world class facetor, but he died several years ago.
I'm told he used a Corian lap all the time. I have seen his work and the
results are spectacular. So the question is--How does one "use" a Corian
lap? Is the Corian for faceting a "special" Corian? Hope to get a reply from
the someone out there. Thanks in advace for any and all help.
Dave Swartz (email@example.com)
Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society
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Facet Rough for sale.
Been doing some house cleaning and I decided to offer these two parcels
of Rhodolite Garnet facet rough for sale. I have more rough than I'll
ever cut. Both are nice clean parcels. I have pics on request.
One parcel has 44 pieces, total weight of 328.84cts. Smallest stone
4.17cts and the largest 10.96cts.
Second parcel has 38 pcs., total weight of 217.11cts.
Smallest stone 2.96cts and largest 11.98cts.
The Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society is looking for 2 more vendors
for our Spring Show at the Lubbock Civic Center May 17th and 18th.
Setup day for the show is Friday May 16, 2003. If you are a vendor and
would like more information concerning the show please call Ed Ries at
Subject: Subject add
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 15:47:26 -0500
From: "RICHARD P ROSENTHAL" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date Febuary 6th /03
Green Siberian Nephrite Jade
Carving ,Sculpture Grade, Some Black Spots, Ten dollars a pound up to
fifty pound pieces.
Jewelry grade, Green with Green chrome spots, Superior Transluscense and
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