Issue No. 203 - Tuesday, September 09, 2003
Moderated by: Thurmond Moore III
Committed to carrying on the fine works of
Hale Sweeny and Jerry Dewbre
Index to Today's Digest

01  RE:  Index gear Wanted
02  NEW: Tucson September Gem Show
03  NEW: Work Bench Lighting
04  RE: Ultrasonic Drill  and Spammers
05  RE: Cherry Mash (Still Sold)


Subject: Lee 96 Gear
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 18:52:20 -0700
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Galarneau's" <gggemswcr@cox.net>

Mr. Davis,
  I have lots of parts for Lee Faceters with the OK Head.  Including
just about every index gear made for the Lee.  Extra motors, masts, two
heads, both badly worn out, belts, etc.  I doubt that I will ever go
back to using the Lee.  Please email me at gggemswcr@cox.net and let me
see if I can help you.

  Gerry Galarneau

Subject: Tucson September Gem Show
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 19:03:36 -0700
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Galarneau's" <gggemswcr@cox.net>

  I just got back from being a dealer at the G+LW in Tucson.  In my
display I have custom facetted gemstones, custom cut cabochons, and
jewelry.  I sold by dollar amount of total sales, 60% cabs, 30% jewelry,
and 10% facetted stones.  As far as interest by customers, 90% looked at
the cabs and 10% looked at the jewelry and facetted stones.
  Across from me was one of the largest colored facetted stone dealers
in the USA.  He did not make expenses at the show from his booth.  He
had I would estimate over a million dollars worth of inventory and sat
reading the paper most of the show.
  Of the customers at the show I would estimate that 80% were there only
to buy finished jewelry and beads made in China, Thailand, India,
Mexico, and Bali.  The show was well attended and dealers in products
from these countries did very well.
  We did OK.  Made expenses and maybe pocketed $1,000 after subtracting
cost of product sold.  I could have made more working in my home shop
and selling on EBay.  But, in neither of these places would I meet face
to face the five new customers that bought my products and promised to
be back again.

   Gerry Galarneau

Subject: work bench lighting
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 01:18:02 -0600
To: LapidaryArtsDigest <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: gems <gems@direcway.com>

   I just wanted to ask the list what kind of light do you use on you work
bench and how is it mounted?


Subject: Re: ultra sonic Drill and Spammers
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 01:06:10 -0700
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com (LapidaryArtsDigest)
From: Tony <lightbender@thegemdoctor.com>

Hello Tim,

> I just purchased an ultra sonic drill.  I am happy to offer my
> services to any one who has items that need holes drilled.
>  Contact me by email birdman@mindspring.com

Congratulations on your new toy! I had one back in the early
'80's and it certainly affords lots of fun. I did have a few
problems getting used to silver soldering the 'bits' onto the
horns, I used horse hypo needles for most of my drilling. The
noise was not comfortable and much less so for other people.

I also soldered brass tubing on the horns for big holes and
shaped ones for fun holes but brass doesn't last long. I did
drill a square hole in a piece of agate and ground a twist drill
into a square on my diamond wheels. I then forced it into the
agate and put the assembly on the front counter, good for a few
chuckles. Another playtime I soldered coin money on the horns
and then engraved them into slabs and rocks.



Subject: Re: miserable filthy scum sucking spammers
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 01:20:47 -0700
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com (LapidaryArtsDigest)
From: Tony <lightbender@thegemdoctor.com>

Hello Thurmond,

I sympathise with Jon and have had a bit of a problem with
spammers. I had a Perl script hacked that got exim (my e-mail
thingy) to mail out thousands. I also have two of my e-mail
addresses that have been hijacked, it is a sick feeling getting
e-mail from yourself selling Viagra, mortgages etc. It doesn't
get any better when you get inundated with piles of bounced spam
mail. I apologise for anyone getting spammed by
cutter(a)opalsinthebag.com or cutter(a)paralynx.com but I didn't
do it.



Subject: Re: Cherry Mash
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 21:21:06 -0500
To: LapidaryArtsDigest <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: Downey <alckytxn@swbell.net>

> Subject: History Exam for Seniors score
> Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 15:52:45 -0400
> To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com "LapidaryArtsDigest"
> From: <lavenderfish@cox.net>
> Well Thurmond, looks like you've got company. I'm 43 and got 16 of 'em right! So
> guess that's a rut-roh for me too.....now if they'd only bring back Cherry Mash....

Mt sister buys 'em locally somewhere - though I probably went over 20
years without seeing one. check; http://www.cherrymash.com/

maybe you can find a local distribitor - or BECOME one!

1 Lucky Texan









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CAT Dieting

Most diets fail because we are still thinking and eating like people.
For those us who have never had any success dieting. Well now
there is the new Miracle Cat Diet! This diet will also work on humans!
Except for cats that eat like people -- such as getting lots of table
scraps -- most cats are long and lean (or tiny and petite). the Cat Miracle
Diet will help you achieve the same lean, svelte figure. Just follow this
diet for one week and you'll find that you not only look and feel better,
but you will have a whole new outlook on what constitutes food. Good Luck!


Breakfast: Open can of expensive gourmet cat food. Any flavor as long
as it cost more the .75 per can -- and place 1/4 cup on your plate. Eat
1 bite of food; look around room disdainfully. Knock the rest on the floor.
Stare at the wall for awhile before stalking off into the other room.

Lunch: Four blades of grass and one lizard tail. Throw it back up on the
cleanest carpet in your house.

Dinner: Catch a moth and play with it until it is almost dead. Eat one wing.
Leave the rest to die.

Bedtime snack: Steal one green bean from your spouse's or partner's
plate. Bat it around the floor until it goes under the refrigerator. Steal
one small piece of chicken and eat half of it. Leave the other half on the
sofa. Throw out the remaining gourmet cat food from the can you opened
this morning.


Breakfast: Picking up the remaining chicken bite from the sofa. Knock it onto
the carpet and bat it under the television set. Chew on the corner of the
newspaper as your spouse/partner tries to read it.

Lunch: Break into the fresh French bread that you bought as your part of
the dinner party on Saturday. Lick the top of it all over. Take one bite out
of the middle of the loaf.

Afternoon snack: Catch a large beetle and bring it into the house. Play toss
and catch with it until it is mushy and half dead. Allow it to escape under the bed.

Dinner: Open a fresh can of dark-colored gourmet cat food -- tuna or beef
works well. Eat it voraciously. Walk from your kitchen to the edge of the
living room rug. Promptly throw up on the rug. Step into it as you leave.
Track footprints across the entire room.


Breakfast: Drink part of the milk from your spouse's or partner's cereal bowl
when no one is looking. Splatter part of it on the closest polished aluminum
appliance you can find.

Lunch: Catch a small bird and bring it into the house. Play with on top of your
down filled comforter. Make sure the bird is seriously injured but not dead before
you abandon it for someone else to have to deal with.

Dinner: Beg and cry until you are given some ice cream or milk in a bowl of your
own. Take three licks/laps and then turn the bowl over on the floor.


Breakfast: Eat 6 bugs, any type, being sure to leave a collection of legs, wings,
antennae on the bathroom floor. Drink lots of water. Throw the bugs and all of
the water up on your spouse's or partner's pillow.

Lunch: Remove the chicken skin from last night's chicken-to-go leftovers your
spouse or partner placed in the trash can. Drag the skin across the floor several
times. Chew it in a corner and then abandon.

Dinner: Open another can of expensive gourmet cat food. Select a flavor that is
especially runny, like Chicken and Giblets in Gravy. Lick off all the gravy and leave
the actual meat to dry and get hard.



"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax
and get used to the idea." -Robert A. Heinlein


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