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Issue No. 244 - Wednesday, November 12, 2003
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Index to Today's Digest

01  RE: sander issues
02  RE: Fires Near Faceters
03  RE: sander issues
04  RE: Fires Near Faceters

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Message:01

Subject: sander issues
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 16:22:48 -0500
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Peter In Maine" <kulaczp@pivot.net>

Usually the disc has been attached using a removeable rubber
cement................usually............

If not I have had to rip it off and then scrape down the platten surface
,clean it up using some good glue solvent .....

I learned to purchase the right rubber cement after this............it
sticks good but does come off without ruining the rubber backing....

Peter............Maine Is COLD>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Message:02

Subject: Fires Near Faceters
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 14:20:12 -0800 (PST)
To: LAPIDARY ARTS & FACETERS DIGEST <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: Glenn Klein <glennklein@yahoo.com>

Hi All:
 
There have been several posts regarding the Fires in Southern California recently. 
Since I have lived in Orange County the past forty some years, I have kinda gotten
used to the fires.  We have them in the area every year.  Some years are much worse
than others, like this year.  Although the fires this time did not get close to my
home in Lake Forest, there have been other years.  One fire started way over in the
Corona area, years ago.  That fire crept across about twenty miles towards the coast,
and towards our home. It crossed an area of several miles that were just grass
covered flat areas.  It took five days for the fire to get to our area.  I have never
understood why the fire fighters did not get about five tractors and plows or discs
to cut a wide fire break when the area was easy to get at.  Now there are homes all
across that area, but not then.  I guess the answer is that Politics again got in the
way to efficiency.  I had just finished installing a house full of
 draperies for a Doctor customer at the time.  Two weeks or less later, his home was
burned to the ground (along with my draperies).  That fire jumped over many homes and
then would hit just certain ones.  It got 17 homes that time.....just a mile or so
from my home.  The ashes were heavy over all of Orange County, just like in the
recent fires.  This made it hard to breath and sleep at night.  The Sun was not to be
seen at noon on an otherwise clear day.  I had a friend that lived in the area hit by
the Corona fire.  He was told by the fire and police to get out NOW....the fire was
close.  All he had time to grab was his briefcase, and the pajamas that he was
wearing.  It turned out the whole house burned down.  He might has well of left his
briefcase in the house to burn with the rest of it, because all he saved in his
briefcase was his BILLS due for payment!
 
I know the above is not a post about faceting.  I have been trying to think of
something to comment on regarding faceting, but the subjects lately just have not
jogged me into writing anything.  I have this past week taken some more pictures of
inclusions inside of gem material.  That is another of my many hobbies that interest
me.  There are such wonderful scenes to be seen inside of gemstones.  I am sure most
of you can vouch for that, since you too have seen great views when looking inside
with ten power loupes.
 
I hope you will all excuse my lack of faceting ideas or opinions to offer at the
moment.
 
I shall return.
 
Glenn Klein
Lake Forest, CA USA

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Message:03

Subject: Re: Issue No. 243 - Friday, November 10, 2003
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 22:34:05 -0500
To: LapidaryArtsDigest <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: Kreigh Tomaszewski <Kreigh@Tomaszewski.net>

LapidaryArtsDigest wrote:
> __________________________________________________________
> Message:03
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> Subject: New
> Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 22:53:39 EST
> To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
> From: Cmsgt2@aol.com
> Cc: Cmsgt2@aol.com
>
> I am the proud owner of a horizontal sander bought through ebay. It is quiet
> and does a great job HOWEVER: my home is a park model trailer for the winter
> and a 5th wheel in the summer. Every thing I own has to be capable of three or
> more jobs or I cannot afford to store it. My question? How do I remove the
> foam backed sanding disc? The actual disc is attached with glue but I want to
> install a wheel or-? Anyone ever see one like this or have any knowledge of it
> whatsoever?
> Here are the links to the pictures:
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> www.members.aol.com/cmsgt2/sander1
>
> www.members.aol.com/cmsgt2/sander2
>
> Thanks
> Don
> Cmsgt2@aol.com
>
> __________________________________________________________

Don,

I regret to say I could not get your links to display.

However, sanding disks are usually attached to a foam backing with
peel-off glue/cement (designed to come off with a firm pull so they can
be changed), the foam is permanently attached to a metal disk, and the
metal disk is usually fit to a drive shaft with a setscrew behind the
faceplate (but sometimes it is a screw thru the faceplate, and if so,
probably hidden by the foam in the center).

Hope this helps!

Kreigh

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Message:04

Subject: Re: Couple of things
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 20:13:47 -0800
To: LapidaryArtsDigest <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: TA Masters <tam2819@cox.net>

Patty,
I too am happy you are intact. I also tried to call you. I have just
returned from CFMS meeting in Fresno and heard on the radio that the
fire is still active right where you live. Heard it flared up in the San
Diego Estates. You are welcome to stay here with me until they really
get that fire out. Hear it will not be controlled before Nov. 16th.

Don,
I tried to look at your sander and for both links got nothing but format
code.
Terrie

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Subject: Funny
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 18:28:28 -0500
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "J Wagstaff" <wagstajo@kos.net>

My Jobs

My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got
canned...couldn't concentrate.

Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it,
so they gave me the axe.

After that I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it.
Mainly because it was a so-so job.

Next I tried working in a muffler factory but that was exhausting.

I wanted to be a barber, but I just couldn't cut it.

Then I tried to be a chef....figured it would add a little spice to my
life but I just didn't have the thyme.

Finally, I attempted to be a deli worker, but any way I sliced it, I
couldn't cut the mustard.

My best job was being a musician, but eventually I found I wasn't
noteworthy.

I studied a long time to become a doctor, but I didn't have any
patients.

Next was a job in a shoe factory; I tried but I just didn't fit in.

I became a professional fisherman, but discovered that I couldn't live
on my net income.

Thought about becoming a witch, so I tried that for a spell.

I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but
the work was just too draining.

I got a job at a zoo feeding giraffes but I was fired because I wasn't
up to it.

So then I got a job in a gymnasium (work-out-center), but they said I
wasn't fit for the job.

Next, I found being an electrician interesting, but the work was
shocking.

After many years of trying to find steady work I finally got a job as a
historian until I realized there was no future in it.

My last job was working at Starbucks, but I had to quit because it was
always the same old grind.

You got any ideas? I'm opened for suggestions .........maybe you have
something that WORKS..........because I don't.


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