LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
Issue No. 137 - Friday May 30, 2003
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Index to Today's Digest
01 RE: stop question
02 RE: Book on garnets
03 RE: stop question
04 NEW: Facetron 77 gear and more
Subject: stop question
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 00:50:07 -0400
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
From: "Douglas Turet" <email@example.com>
Yesterday, Dolly asked:
"Ok I have another dumb question
the talk is of working to "the stop"
and no where have I been able to figure out what the stop is
(an old ultra tec is what I'm working with)
need another clue"
Here's that "clue" you're seeking: When you set an angle on your Ultra
Tec (and before you ask, yes: I have an oldie, too), the knurled knob
(underneath, and) to the far side of the quill that you tighten-up,to set
that angle... well THAT is the "stop" that your fellow faceters are talking
about. It's called that because, when you reach it (by grinding down through
the angles above it), it prevents you from ginding any further, without
first unscrewing it and repositioning it. To clarify a bit further, the stop
on our U/T's is what's called a "hard stop". On some other machines, like
the Facetron, there isn't a hard-set position to stop athe quill from
travelling further; instead, there's a spring-loaded needle, which lines up
with a pointer (on the Facetron), or a pair of opposing points that come
into alignment whrn the desired angle has been reached, or, in the case of a
machine I'd seen some years ago, an L.E.D. which lit up when the desired
angle was approached. Which is better? Well, after four or five years on
these lists, I know better than to suggest one versus another! (My choice
will always be the "hard stop" variety, however.)
Hope this has helped demystify the lingo, a bit...
All my best,
Douglas Turet, GJ
P. O. Box 162
Arlington, MA 02476, U.S.A.
Tel. (617) 325-5328
Fax: (928) 222-0815
Subject: Re: Book on garnets
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 23:31:44 -0700
From: "Arnold Schwabe" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I would also be interested in a new work on garnets if it exists. I have
trying to get as much information as I can in the last few years on the
garnet series and have read several books, websites, etc but eventually they
all have the same limited information. I have the "Gems" book by Webster and
it has about 15 pages on the garnets and it mentions the older (and
unfortunately out of print) Garnet book by J. Rouse from 1986. However, if
there is a newer one out there that anyone knows about, it would be great if
they could provide more information on it.
Subject: Stop Question
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 08:44:58 -0700 (PDT)
To: LAPIDARY ARTS & FACETERS DIGEST <email@example.com>
From: Glenn Klein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi Dolly and All:
Dolly, you have a faceting machine much like mine, and early UltraTec machine.
It is equipped with a firm stop that you can set to limit how far you can let the
stone down upon the turning lap. By not forcing anything, by using very light
pressure you can control meets very finely with the stop.
Read my article Cutting And Polishing Against The Stop, which you can find on the
OPLC CD and in the archives of several of the faceters chat pages on the Web.
If there were just one thing I could suggest to all of those faceters who wish to
do well in competition faceting it is to advise them to follow what I have
written in that article. It is a slow process, but it works for me. In fact, it
is the one thing that allowed me to succeed in the World Class competitions.
Glenn Klein, Chairman
Faceters Symposium 2003
Subject: Facetron 77 gear and more
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 14:23:54 -0400
To: "Lapidary Arts-faceting" <email@example.com>
From: "Rock Peddler" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jarvi Tool is planning to make some 77 tooth index gears and would like to
know if there are any other toothed gears people are interested in so they
can make them at the same time. Please contact me directly off list so I can
coordinate this with them. email@example.com
Jeanne Ridolfi - Rock Peddler
www.bestrough.com, our new faceting rough site
800-416-4348; M-F, 10:30am - 4:30pm, eastern time
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