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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 157 - Friday June 27, 2003
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Moderated by: Thurmond Moore III
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Committed to carrying on the fine works of
Hale Sweeny and Jerry Dewbre
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From the Moderator:

Hi All,

Apparently at least a few of you are encouraging new
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in the last 3 days. Thanks for your support.

Thurmond

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Index to Today's Digest

01  RE: spirals & newbies....
02  NEW:  CONTAMINATED LAPS
03  NEW:  Looking for a design for a Barion on Steriods

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Message:01

Subject: spirals & newbies....
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 17:15:26 EDT
To: faceters@caprock-spur.com
From: Tymib@aol.com

Being fresh out of brand newbie stage into old newbie stage myself, i felt a
bit confident advising Dolly to use the cheater on the girdle ....
At this stage i rarely if ever use it, but that is because i have my machine
aligned perfectly and new laps that are great.  Since i understood Dolly to
say that she had a used UT (and prolly used laps?) I would almost bet that the
machine is NOT perfectly aligned and that is not a task she needs consider
right now eh?  One thing i am sure of is that it is important for a newbie to get
a gem or two under their belt before they do anything else!  after that they
are hooked (or never will be :). 
One thing i did not do was suggest she get Jeff Graham's "Learn how to facet
the right way" ... which seems to come with endless free email advise from
Jeff hisself :)
Some of you gave simple directions that may well eliminate even the effects
of minor mis-alignment and i am dying to try them myself, though i must say
that before i perfectly aligned the machine the cheater was a lifesaver ....
However, whatever, Dolly, cut that gem!  It is a priceless treasure to thee! 

Happy lappin,   bill b

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Message:02

Subject: CONTAMINATED LAPS
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 20:23:35 -0600
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: <wreisbick@mho.net>

HELP!!!!
I have a 3000 and an 8000 grit lap, both seem to be contaminated. I have
tried to scrub them with a nylon brush and detergent, with no result. I
haven't been able to locate the exact location of the contaminant. I
will accept any suggestion to locate or eliminate the contamination.
Walter Reisbick
wreisbick@mho.net


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Message:03

Subject: Please post Looking for a design for a large trillian cut with multi
facets ie: A Barion on Steriods
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 10:36:17 -0400
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Tyler Allen" <t.allen@mindspring.com>

I am looking for is a design for a trillian cut.  The rough is a large
piece of Danburite approx. 24mm
What I really want is a Barion on steroids.  The Barion Trillian Cuts I
have seen and have recipes for simple dont have enough facets for a
piece of rough this large.
Any ideas.  I want a real busy look like the Barion Round Cut.

Tyler Allen
Atlanta Georgia
7703932547



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Subject: Will Rogers
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 18:24:51 -0500
To: IFA Faceter's Digest <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: Downey <alckytxn@swbell.net>


Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash with Wylie Post in
1935, was probably the greatest political sage this country  has ever
known.  Enjoy the following quotes----

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman...neither  works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and  put it
back in your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men
The ones that learn by reading.
The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that  comes
from bad judgment.

10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back  every now
and then to make sure it's still there.

11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n  puttin'
it back.

12. AND FINALLY: After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so
good he started roaring.  He kept it up until a  hunter came along and
shot him... The moral When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.



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