Coming Soon! Franklin Faceters Frolic 10

Make your plans now to attend the 10th USFG Franklin Faceters Frolic!

July 27, 28 and 29, 2017.

The Frolic is held in conjunction with the other gem show going on the same weekend in Franklin.
Lots to do and see. The Frolic is still at The Factory 1024 Georgia Rd. Franklin, NC 20734 (I know there were rumors).


Wednesday 26th- 5:00 pm
– Dealer set-up
Organizers Dinner
– Informal get together in the Boiler Room at The Factory.
– Open to anyone.

Thursday 27th- 8:00 am to 10:00 am
– Dealer set-up
10:00 Show opens till 5:00 pm

Friday 28th- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
5:30 pm Pretty Stone Contest and Pizza Party at The Factory
Saturday 29th- 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
There will be speakers throughout the three days.
Tentative speakers are:

  • Tom Mitchell
  • Ray Metric
  • Sue Lichtenberger
  • Dave Woolley
  • Diane Eames

NOTE: Times and subjects are coming.

Anyone interested in setting up to sell or if you would like to speak, please pm me.
Ken Michalek
FFF 10 Chairman


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    Ken Michalek

    FFF10 Update
    Franklin Faceters Frolic 10 July 27, 28 & 29 2017
    Lightning Laps – Marsh Howard will have all his laps and supplies
    John E. Garsow – Rough, rough and more rough
    Jersey Instrument – Omni Faceting Machine, Charlie Musitamo will have his machines and be taking orders.
    Ultra Tech – Gerry Boykin, a factory rep. will be demonstrating a Fantasy machine and available for any machine questions.
    Dan Lynch – Rough from his travels from around the world.
    Tom Mitchell – Rough from his special stash
    Laura Maxwell Hilsen – Laura is Tom Maxwell’s daughter and will be bringing Tom’s estate of Carolina Custom Gems, Machines, laps, lapidary supplies and rough.
    B Diane Eames – Topaz and other rough.
    I still have a couple tables open for the event, if you are interested PM me and I can fill you in on the details.
    Only two months to go!
    Ken Michalek

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    You seem to have two threads on the FFF #10. Can you post the schedule and latest info on this thread, also? Someone might not find the other thread.


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    Ken Michalek

    Franklin Faceters Frolic Update FFF10
    Only 3 weeks to go.
    We have a change in our speaker lineup, unfortunately Ray Metrick will not be Friday afternoon. In place Robert Strickland the GemCad man will be doing a Q & A session!
    So if you have a GemCad problem you can ask the expert.
    Friday July 28th at 1:00 pm.
    Also we have a new addition to the dealer tables, Roy Kersey will be bringing Noah Kins rough, very nice stuff from Africa.
    Looking forward to seeing all!
    Ken Michalek