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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No.69 - Wednesday February 19, 2003
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Moderated by: Thurmond Moore III
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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
question.

Thurmond

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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
for information.

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Message:01

Subject: Ultra tech dial indicator
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 15:01:36 -0500
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: Richard Winnick <wntrhill@somtel.com>

Hi -

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 :-)

Richard

Living in Maine and cold :-)

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Message:02

Subject: Bio: Rodney Carroll RC Gems
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 00:02:20 -0500
To: <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Rodney Carroll" <rcgems@ij.net>

Hello everyone!

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.

Regards,

Rodney Carroll
RC Gems

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Message:03

Subject: Corian laps
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 15:36:22 +0000
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: "Dave Swartz" <dswartz47@hotmail.com>

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.
Best,
Dave Swartz (dswartz47@hotmail.com)
Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society


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TODAY'S FUNNY ~

What's another word for thesaurus?

What would we have called the color orange if it wasn't a fruit?

After eating, do amphibians have to wait one hour before getting
out of the water?

How can there be self-help "groups"?

If white wine goes with fish, do white grapes go with sushi?

If a mute swears, does his mother make him wash his hands with soap?

If someone has a mid-life crises while playing hide & seek, does he
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If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it
considered a hostage situation?

Instead of talking to your plants, if you yelled at them would they
still grow, but only to be troubled and insecure?

Is there another word for synonym?

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REFLECTIONS AND TIDBITS:

" There is nothing beyond the reach of determination."

--- Author Unknown ---

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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS:


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.
Asking $125.
Second parcel has 38 pcs., total weight of 217.11cts.
Smallest stone 2.96cts and largest 11.98cts.
Asking $85.
 Thanks,
Dan Snyder

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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
806-799-2722

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Subject: Subject add
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 15:47:26 -0500
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "RICHARD P ROSENTHAL" <kenaii@earthlink.net>

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
Color, Fifty dollars per pound
Please contact Kenaii@earthlink.net    or check the material out at
http://www.catseyejade.com

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Rough to Cut
If you're looking for quality facet rough please check out Rough to Cut,
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from Aquamarine to Zircon. Large selections in stock currently of Beryl,
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 garnet
facet rough.

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Rough to Cut
http:www.roughtocut.com

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Contact b-daw@pacbell.net

Honey, red & brown zircons, 10g parcels @$20/parcel
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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, zoned green
Cabbing Grade Aquamarine $3/g

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Rock Peddler
Complete online discount catalog for cabbing and faceting machines, wheels,
laps, polishes, diamond saws, diamond blades, and general lapidary supplies
at http://www.rockpeddler.com.

09272002P
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Gewelers Gems
e-mail: sales@jewelersgems.com
Solid copper laps 1/4 thick 8" and 6"  you can charge both sides with
diamond. Other laps too !! http://www.jewelersgems.com
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