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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 141 - Thursday June 5, 2003
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Index to Today's Digest

01  RE: Question on anodizing
02  RE: Regional Pride.
03  NEW: Want to join or start a club
04  NEW: Old Ultra Tec
05  NEW: Scratching Problem?
06  AD: Facetron 77 tooth gears

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Message:01

Subject: Re: Issue No. 140 - Wednesday June 4, 2003
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 15:59:15 EDT
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: TruthRules@aol.com

In a message dated 6/4/03 11:58:11 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
lapidary@caprock-spur.com writes:

> J Wagstaff wrote:

>  "Is there a type of paint
>  or something that will bond onto the aluminum, or someway to treat the
>  aluminum so paint will bond to it?"

Zinc Chromate primer, an industry standard...

Bill

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Message:02

Subject: Regional Pride.
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 16:02:35 -0400
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com (LapidaryArtsDigest)
From: "Jonathan L. Rolfe" <webmaster@gearloose.com>

At 01:52 PM 6/4/2003 -0500, you wrote:

>      I agree that Maine has many minerals, but I am afraid that the comments
>made about there being no minerals of interest in the southeastern states is
>grossly in error!

No,no,no!  Southeastern New England!!!  We have the dullest minerology
there is.  Unless the winner is some desert, somewhere.  Or maybe Antarctica.


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Message:03

Subject: North VS South
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 19:44:25 -0400
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Peter In Maine" <kulaczp@pivot.net>

Sounds like a post from the past.....................hmmmm
We are all blessed if we enjoy what has been given to us and we should never
forget that.    If it were not for the caring individuals in our young lives
would we be here right now.?  Share your enthusiasm with the young people ,
teach them to have respect for themselves and others, and take them rock
picken and fishen.....
I mined one amethyst spot for 30 days last year and found at least 100
pounds of collectable specimens. I also had 15 or so beautiful and large
crystals of the same.......Someone thaught that they needed those more than
me and stole them from the back of my pickup truck at a rock club collecting
trip......I in turn gave away all of the rest of the 100 pounds of  crystals
and specimens to every kid I met last year.........Hopefully they might
learn to give and not take as some people do ......

If I had my way I would probably live in South Carolina,,,, the cold up here
is too much in the winter.......We have had numerous video's on collecting
down south and it sure does look good also...........

The biggest problem that is facing us all is the 911 attack and its
consequences concerning the recreational use of explosives in mineral
mining... A federal license and courses are now mandatory and the insurance
and license costs are skyrocketting....One day they will shut us down for
good.......

Well back to taking some pictures for everyone interested in the
beryl.........I plan on selling the beryl in lot form and I will include
some really hard and nice lepidolite, and other Maine minerals for the price
of $10 bucks a lot...Shipping will be $3.85 and I will use flat rate
priority mail ......For those that might not know, us postal service
provides a large envelope, pack as much as can fit into it and close the
envelope for $ 3.85......no poundage limits......!!!!!

Sunny In Maine...................Peter ...............71 degrees



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Message:04

Subject: Old Ultra Tec
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 20:39:28 -0500
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Dennis J Brown" <lamebeaver3@insightbb.com>

I called Ultra Tec about the parts to retrofit my old one and was quoted
$300. Being frugal (cheap) and a tool maker I cut away the original
vernier and made my own retrofit marked in tenth degree marks. Well
after I had it made and installed I realised that I made the vernier
backwards so it will work on a right handed machine. Mine is a lefty. Oh
well!

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Message:05

Subject: Scratching Problem?
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 01:53:47 -0500
To: faceters@caprock-spur.com
From: gembin <gembin@spiff.net>

  Hi All,

Yesterday I was reading how to grind and polish telescope lenses.
Concerning temperature change on a lens, it said with a Foucault test,
if you touch a spot on the polished lens with a finger, that spot will
create an enormous "hill" (possibly 10 or 20 millionths of an inch)
where you touched it, from the heat of your finger. It also said when
they were polishing the 200 inch telescope mirror, they used talcum
powder on their finger to "touch up" uneven areas on the lens.

My question for the experts out there is this... In faceting it is said
you should "press the stone with your finger" to the lap, not press the
dop or quill. Is it possible the heat change from your finger (in
relation to the stone) creates some of the problems that cause
scratching when polishing a stone that I read about? Could it be that
"creating a hill" (or an uneven area on the stone's edge, etc.),
allowing swarf, grit or oxides to "ball up" between the facet and the
lap that could be causing scratching when polishing?

Just curious,
Doug "Rhodolite" Smith
Alton, Illinois, USA (on the north side of the Mississippi River)

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Message:06

Subject: Facetron 77 tooth gears
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 18:21:06 -0400
To: "Lapidary Arts-faceting" <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Rock Peddler" <rockpeddler@attbi.com>

The price for the 77 tooth Facetron gears will be $35.00, same as the
others. They will be ready in about 5-6 weeks. I will email everyone who
emailed me off list when they are ready. Any more people interested, please
contact me off list.

Jeanne Ridolfi - Rock Peddler
www.rockpeddler.com
www.facetinglaps.com
www.bestrough.com, our new faceting rough site
800-416-4348; M-F, 10:30am - 4:30pm, eastern time


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