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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 211 - Tuesday, September 23, 2003
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Hi All,

Well, so far there are no takers on the new topic of the week.
Could it be that no one cuts oval designs? I doubt that! Surely
there are members who have comments to contribute on this topic.

Get those post in for tomorrows digest.


Topic for the week:

CUTTING OVALS

Perhaps the subject of Cutting Ovals could be made one of those weekly
forum subjects that we haven't had for some time. I'm sure it would be
of interest to lots of newbies and not-so-newbies.
Arch Morrison

I might point out that there is a great article in the current USFG newsletter on
cutting ovals

Thurmond

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Index to Today's Digest

01  RE: New Laws.
02  FS Raytech Shaw
03  RE: Fred Van Sant
04: NEW: Machinery Swap?
05  NEW: Thanks

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Message:01

Subject: New Laws.
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 16:43:05 -0400
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com (LapidaryArtsDigest)
From: "Jonathan L. Rolfe" <jon@gearloose.com>
At 01:43 PM 9/22/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>Perhaps saner minds can prevail. Is there a possibility of a group getting
>in touch
>with politicos and making a few ammendments?

Unless you are a lobbyist, I believe they are called "Bribes".  :-)

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Message:02

Subject: Re: Issue No. 210 - Monday, September 22, 2003
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 17:21:46 -0400
To: <lapidary@caprock-spur.com> "LapidaryArtsDigest"
From: <parrotjd@bellsouth.net>

> For anyone interested in a Raytech Shaw faceting unit with a
number of extras and in excellent shape.  Please contact me at: 

parrotjd@bellsouth.net  

Price:  $750.00 plus actual cost of shipping by UPS ground from Miami, Fla.

Thanks, John

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Message:03

Subject: Fred Van Sant
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 14:28:21 -0700
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Woody" <gwwgem@astound.net>

We were very saddened at hearing of Freds passing. The whole faceting
community will miss him. Four years ago I emailed him and asked if he
would come to Faceters Fair of Northern California Faceters Guild. He
said it had been a few years since he had attended and agreed to meet us
there.
My friend Neil, my wife Geni and I met him there and spent the day with
him. He talked freely about his experience in Germany and probably
talked about an hour on the subject. Fascinating. Someone should have
recorded the whole thing. He also talked about his training himself on
Calculus and his developing his faceting design program. A great man has
passed. We will miss him.
Woody from Concord, Ca.

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Message:04

Subject: Machinery Swap?
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 20:43:23 -0400
To: faceters@caprock-spur.com
From: "Douglas Turet" <anotherbrightidea@hotmail.com>

Hi everyone,

     Frank Lavin's post about the sale of his Raytech-Shaw facetor got me
thinking... It's been awhile since I toyed with one of those, myself. If
anyone else has a Raytech-Shaw they've grown tired of and are ready to try
another unit, I have a (1/10th degreee resolution) Lee "OK" Model here in
the shop that I'd bought for a student, a few years back and which I've
since overhauled to "like new" condition. It comes complete with all of the
usuals (15 or 20 dops, transfer stand, water tank, good motor and variable
speed potentiometer(dial), and a few decent 8" laps. Lately, I've just used
it to teach on, so it's barely in use (but nicely centered, when used.) Any
takers?


Douglas Turet, GJ
Turet Design
P. O. Box 162
Arlington, MA 02476, U.S.A.
Tel. (617) 325-5328
Fax: (928) 222-0815
Email: anotherbrightidea@hotmail.com

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Message:05

Subject: Re: Issue No. 210 - Monday, September 22, 2003
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 17:45:54 -0600
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "George Mather" <concordml@msn.com>

Thanks, I appreciate the education I'm receiving. Don, I really am going
to take that gem course. Again thanks.
Cya

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 The story is told of an old country doctor who went way out to the
boondocks to deliver a baby.  It was so far out, there was no
electricity.  When the doctor arrived, no one was home except for the
laboring mother and her 5-year-old child.

The doctor instructed the child to hold a lantern high so he could
see, while he helped the woman deliver the baby.

The child did so, the mother pushed and after a little while, the
doctor lifted the newborn baby by the feet and spanked him on the bottom
to get him to take his first breath.

No sooner had he done this when another baby popped out, Then
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