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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 277 - Friday, March 26, 2004
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Moderated by: Thurmond Moore III
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Index to Today's Digest

01  NEW: George Pierce, DrPie, Bud
02  NEW: Faceted Gems Off The XS3 Faceting Head !
03  NEW: help with ultra tec
04  AD: Lapidary Journals
05  NEW: Bombay Bazar
06  NEW: Fixed Lap Faceting Machines


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Message:01

Subject: George Pierce, DrPie, Bud
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 08:41:45 EST
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: Clabe@aol.com

On Feb 21, 2004 George "Bud" Pierce passed  away from complications to
surgery. Bud was a fellow faceter and a friend to  many here on the digest. He
would have gatherings at his cabin in Banner Elk, NC  during the shows for faceters
to meet and talk about stones. Always someone  there to share ideas and talk
about the newest things from the shows. The people  who knew him are well
aware of what the man was and those that didn't would  never believe me anyway. He
was one individual that truly made a difference in  the world
Doctor, police officer, federal agent Bud was all  of these in a life that
had enough excitement for a dozen people. Even tho he  worked with some of the
worse side of the human race he loved people. He also  loved cutting stones he
was  pretty good at it even tho he wasn't so sure  of that.My sympathy goes to
Carol, his wife for I will say there will never be  another Bud, I hope you
come through these times as strong as I know Bud  was.
I would like to say in closing the way I will  always remember bud is the way
I saw him at his home just before the surgery. As  I was leaving the last
thing that Bud said to me was.
Goodbye      My Friend

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Message:02

Subject: Faceted Gems Off The XS3 Faceting Head !
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 19:38:54 -0600
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Carl Mauritz" <gemhunter@frontiernet.net>

Hi Every One,

I have faceted a few gem stones now on my new XS3 faceting head. you can see
them at :  http://www.huntforgems.com/xs3.html This faceting head is great.
I just love it. If you want one and didn't get on the list for one in time
you will have a chance at it in time. Gearloose is a great person to buy
from and talk to.

Warm Regards
Carl Mauritz
http://www.huntforgems.com

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Message:03

Subject: help with ultra tec
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 22:48:57 -0500
To: faceters@caprock-spur.com
From: Tim Vogle <birdman@mindspring.com>

I just acquired two ultra tec model v2, one is left handed one is right
handed.  the left hand one has the keyed dop system the right hand one does
not.  I know the heads will fit either machine but they dials are on the
wrong side.  is there away to swap out either the keyed dop holder or the
dials to make the keyed dop go on the right handed machine or do I need to
order an upgrade from ultra tec. I will be selling the left handed one with
what ever dop system I have left or the keyed dop system if I do have to
order the upgrade from Ultra tec.  it has 2 index gears. 3 or 4 laps, a few
dops and the transfer jig.  I do not know what laps are with it or the
quality or how they were charged.  Both machines are in very good working
order.


Let me know if you are interested or can help.

Tim


Tim Vogle Enterprises
DBA Slabs & Cabs
PO Box 421
Redan, GA 30074
770-593-3962
770213-5300 beeper
birdman@mindspring.com

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Message:04

Subject: Lapidary Journals
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 14:44:24 EST
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: JackHaslup@aol.com

I am selling my complete collection of Lapidary Journals starting with Vol. 1, No. 1.
If interested please contact me directly. I also have an almost complete
collection of Gems and Minerals/Rock and Gem. I am missing 8 from 1954 on.

Thanks.
Jack


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Message:05

Subject: Info
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 08:36:29 +1000
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: ronjones@qantas.com.au

Thurmond,

I am attempting to find the web or e mail sit for a dealer located in
Lakewood Ohio called Bombay Bazar but am having problems trying to get on
to them is any body able to help out with a web or e mail site.

Ron Jones

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BOMBAY BAZAR. BOX 770727, Lakewood, Ohio 44107. Phone: (800) 678-8450.
www.bombay-bazar.com

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Message:06

Subject: Source for hand faceting machines?
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 21:59:39 -0800
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: Lists <lists@shaw.ca>

I have seen reference to a hand faceting machine made be Jack Lahr called a
Lap-Lap at

http://www.rockhounds.com/rockgem/articles/laplap.html

Can anyone tell me if they have used one of these and what their
availability is?

Are there any other makers of hand faceting machines (no motors or masts)
that you can give me contact info for?  I have done  searches on hand
faceting machines on Google and havent really come up with anything other
than the Lap-Lap.

Thanks
Bill Hughes

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The LapLap is a great little unit for a little over $100 (when I purchased mine).
There was some mention of this device in several earlier digest.

Jerry Wykoff makes a Calibrated Jamb Peg Kit that can be found on the IGS
website ( www.gemsociety.org ) but I do not know if it would be adaptable
to the hand motion required to use it with a fixed lap and it has a mast.

Here is  Jack Lahr's e-mail.   jlahr@ecr.net  

Thurmond
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