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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No.72 - Monday February 24, 2003
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Moderated by: Thurmond Moore III
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Index to Today's Digest

01  NEW: Norbide Tool

1 new advertisement

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Message:01

Subject: Norbide Tool
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 16:59:53 -0800 (PST)
To: LAPIDARY ARTS & FACETERS DIGEST <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: Glenn Klein <glennklein@yahoo.com>

Hi All:

When I was in Tucson two weeks ago and hanging out with
Dieter, the two of us stopped at a favorite tool supply
house of his in Tucson, before starting the day of seeing
some of the Shows.  The supply place carries all of the
tools need in machine shops, etc.  This outfit carries the
Norbide tool.

Some of you will remember the discussion through the years
about using the Norbide tool to drive in the diamond when
you are using a typemetal lap, for instance.  I bought one
of these tools about fifteen years ago, and found it very
good at helping me polish competition facets on my
Typemetal lap.  The tool was hard to find at that time, and
I think I paid like 45 bucks for it.  I polished CZ
hardness on down with the 100K Italdo spay, followed by
pressing the diamond in with the Norbide tool.  The tool is
small, about 3/16" by 1/2" by 3".  It is made with Boron
Carbide, one of the hardest, most wear-resistant man-made
materials known.  This little stick will also level up your
grinding wheel.  It makes the grinding wheel seem like
butter.

If you need a source to buy the tool, here is where you can
get it if not available in your area.  The company's name
in Tucson is Industrial Tool and Supply Co., 830 E. 22nd.
Street, Tucson, AZ 85713.  Their fax is 520-624-2311, and
their phone is 520-624-6656.  They had a little Sale
catalog there, which I picked up.  The Sale ends on the
28th.  In their catalog they call the tool a Performance
Dresser, order no. 58-666-9 S, regular $21.05, On Sale
$18.50.  This is the same tool, but does not have the
Norbide name on it.  They also have the actual Norbide tool
including the name, but that one costs approximately five
bucks more.

Glenn Klein, Chairman
Faceters Symposium 2003

Home: Lake Forest CA USA


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TODAY'S FUNNY ~

Corporate Buzz Words

Blamestorming: Sitting around in a group discussing why
a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was
responsible.

Seagull Manager: A manager who flies in, makes a lot of
noise, and then leaves.

Chainsaw Consultant: An outside expert brought in to reduce
the employee headcount, leaving the top brass with clean hands.

Cube Farm: An office filled with cubicles.

Idea Hamsters: People who always seem to have their idea
generators running.

Mouse Potato: The online, wired generation's answer to the
couch potato.

Prairie Dogging: When someone yells or drops something loudly
in a cube farm, and people's heads pop up over the walls to see
what's going on.

SITCOMs: What yuppies turn into when they have children and
one of them stops working to stay home with the kids. Stands for
Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage.

Squirt the Bird: To transmit a signal to a satellite.

Starter Marriage: A short-lived first marriage that ends in divorce
with no kids, no property, and no regrets.

Stress Puppy: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed
out and whiny.

Swiped Out: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless
because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.

Tourists: People who take training classes just to get a vacation
from their jobs. "We had three serious students in class; the rest
were just tourists."

Alpha Geek: The most knowledgeable, technically proficient person
in an office or work group. "Ask Larry, he's the Alpha Geek around here.

Chips and Salsa: Chips = hardware, Salsa = software. "Well, first we
gotta figure out if the problem is in your chips or your salsa."

Flight Risk: Used to describe employees who are suspected of planning
to leave a company or department soon.

GOOD job: A "Get-Out-Of-Debt" job. A well-paying job people take in
order to pay off their debts, one that they will quit as soon as they are
solvent again.

Irritainment: Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying,
but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The O.J. trials were
a prime example.

Percussive Maintenance: The fine art of attacking an electronic device
to get it to work again.

Uninstalled: Euphemism for being fired. Heard on the voicemail of a Vice
President at a downsizing computer firm: "You have reached the number
of an uninstalled Vice President. Please dial our main number and ask the
operator for assistance." See also Decruitment.


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" When the world pushes you to your knees...
You're in the perfect position to pray."

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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.
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  divrr@msn.com

02192003
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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

02072003
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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

02072003
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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.

Noel
Rough to Cut
http:www.roughtocut.com

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Contact b-daw@pacbell.net

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, zoned green
Cabbing Grade Aquamarine $3/g

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laps, polishes, diamond saws, diamond blades, and general lapidary supplies
at http://www.rockpeddler.com.

09272002P
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e-mail: sales@jewelersgems.com
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