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  • Dops for Alpha Taurus

    Posted by kaeluan on September 9, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    someone gave me an Alpha Taurus Faceting machine but without dops.
    This faceting machine use dop with diameter of 5/16.
    Does anyone know where I can get this kind of dop?


    gemmakermz replied 5 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • QuailRiver

    September 14, 2017 at 4:54 am

    I believe the old 5/16″ LEE brand dops are keyed the same and will fit the Alpha Taurus machine. Last summer Beckham’s Barn Rock and Gem Shop in Irma, SC had a used set of LEE dops for sale. If you can’t find a better set you may want to give Joan a call and see if she still has them. Here is a link to her web page:

    And here is the image she emailed me of the set she has:
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  • QuailRiver

    September 14, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Sorry but I was unable to figure out how to insert the image in the above post. So here is a link:
    Larry C.

  • moregems

    October 26, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Same as facetron dops

  • QuailRiver

    October 30, 2017 at 2:07 am

    @moregems – Sorry but no, not the same as the Facetron Dops. The OP states that his Alpha Taurus machine uses 5/16″ diameter dops. The Facetron Dops are 1/4″ dops. Also Facetron dops are keyed differently than the 5/16″ diameter Alpha Taurus dops. They are not interchangeable.

    Larry C.

  • gemmakermz

    November 2, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    kaeluan if it take the LEE dop i have some and i can make sets too. if you don’t find any on ebay get back to me. i dont use brass, i make them of aluminum less expensive, i only charge for cost of the material and the shipping, so lot cheaper. i do think you can get some on ebay though.

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