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Recommend faceting book for beginners?

Hello, all.

I have just acquired a used UltraTec model V2 faceting machine. I don't know for sure how old it is, but it hasn't been used for several years. It's been stored indoors and is absolutely immaculate. Though it didn't come with a manual, the original owner kept meticulous records of every stone he cut. Those notebooks came with the machine.

The only instructions that came with it is a small booklet titled "Facet Cutters Handbook" by Edward J. Soukup, (c)1962.

I also have John Sinkankas' "Gem Cutting: A Lapidary's Manual" Second Edition (1955, 1962). (I got that one at a library book sale for 50 cents!)

UltraTec has a downloadable manual on their website, and I'll be downloading that this evening.

Anyone have any recommendations for beginners' faceting instructions? Or will this be enough to get me started?


From Linda - September 11, 2010 at 18:50:32

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