Re: faceting machine and casting machine - need info
Hi el jefe,
The Sapphire is an older make of faceting machine which has been out of production for quite a while now. You may have a perfectly functional machine - faceters on the whole tend to be meticulous about the condition of their machines due to the tolerances demanded of them for critical faceting work.
You should be able to connect with and hobnob with other Sapphire owners on the United States Faceter's Guild discussion group:
If you need machine specific parts for your Sapphire you are most likely out of luck except through second hand sources. If you don't intend to use it yourself, there is also some potential market for it as an entry level machine for someone, a collector item, or parts source for another Sapphire owner/user.
As for your vacuum casting machine, if you can't tell whether it is missing parts, all the rest of us are even more in the dark, as we can't see what you have (or don't have). If you could post some pictures of it and at least comment on what is there, that would make commenting and helping you a more viable task:
Keep on Rock'n!
From Bob Keller - January 03, 2008 at 13:10:06