LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
Issue No. 200 - Thursday, September 04, 2003
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Index to Today's Digest
01 RE: Interesting looking rough dealer e-mail address
02 NEW: Clubs and Info
03 NEW: prestolite torches
04 FS: Faceting Machine
Subject: Re: Issue No. 199 - Wednesday, September 03, 2003
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 17:27:04 -0400
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> "LapidaryArtsDigest"
No website. Send request and G. will send you a list of the material he has. Most
by Kg. or gm. with prices that are not to bad based on quality descriptions. Small
rough, but the prices are not bad if the quality is as
His email address is as posted:
Subject: clubs and info
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 19:44:39 -0600
From: "jake" <email@example.com>
The one letter I received after I wrote about the torch tells me that
information is needed by some about local clubs. This information is not
always available or so easy to come by. For example on one list of clubs,
Panguitch Utah is not listed, on another it is. I am sure this is not
unusual. Also it is not so easy much of the time to find out if, or not,
there is a place to go to that has a lapidary shop/class. This last is
great for beginners, part timers, and those with a limit to spend on their
hobby. As well as a great activity for anyone who enjoys this kind of
thing, and although for the most part general lapidary/silversmithing some
teach faceting or have members who facet.
This may help someone, such as George, who thought he might have been
alone and mentioned that when he wrote, as well as almost anyone. The info
given here is not the results of my efforts or research, instead I received
a newsletter the other day from a Northwest Federation that I did not even
know about, apparently this includes Utah and is linked to my club.
The American Federation should be of some help for all this type of
information. American Federation- http://www.amfed.org
Of interest is that they have links known to many on this list such as
Gearloose (not all, such as this list, the IGS, and the gem news list is
dead). This site is well worth a look and probably has something for
everyone; it has over 260 pages or links.
Subject: prestolite torches
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 21:49:04 -0500
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: "Archie Scott" <email@example.com>
Hello to all from a lurker! The postings on torches reminded me of a
problem I have. In using the Prestolite torch one day, the flame nearly
shut down. While trying to find the problem, I noticed an allen screw in
the base of the torch head. This I removed and saw a bunch of small
rods(about .5mm dia) on the opposite end of the allen screw. With this
screw removed, the torch works perfectly. I was wondering- is this a
filter? or is it a safety device in case of a back flash? I have asked
the local welding supply store. They didn't know. Told me to go ahead
and use it.Does anyone have an answer?
Thanks for any feedback.
Subject: Machine for Sale
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 20:44:54 -0700
From: TA Masters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There is a rather complete Graves listed in my local newspaper, nctimes
North County Times, (San Diego County North) I called the number and the
gent is asking $500. It also has a cabinet that it sits inside of. I do
not feel free to post his phone number online, but you may contact me
directly and I will send it to you directly.
I believe you can access the newspaper online and read the classified
ads. It is listed as "Lapidary machine, or similar" there is no price
listed, but he is pleasant. It is not his machine, he told me he got it
from someone. He does not seem to know a lot about it, refers to "lots
of pieces" so if you are looking for one, go for it. In thinking back to
the phone call, he may have said $400. I am drawing a blank.
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PERSONALS: (General Lapidary and Faceting)
Lurking is fine, but participation is better for learning !
Post something from your experiences in gemcutting today!
TODAY'S FUNNY ~
I heard about a farmer who bought a brand new pair of
boots. However, the boots turned out to be a tad too tight. The
bootmaker offered to stretch them so they would fit.
"You'll not stretch these boots an inch!", insisted the man. "You
see, I start every morning before sunrise checking on some ornery cows
that have knocked down a fence or caused some other trouble. Then I go
to the office and listen to all of the members complain about this and
that. Then I come home to hear my wife tell me what chores I haven't
gotten done around the house. When I get ready for bed and I take off
those tight boots....Well, some days that's the only pleasure I have!"
REFLECTIONS AND TIDBITS:
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It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
---Marion Wright Edelman---
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