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  • Round step cut trouble

    Posted by saxgem on October 9, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Hello my name is Andre, i am from germany and new in cutting stones.

    I am cutting on a selfmade machine.

    Now i have some trouble with a round step cut.

    I have been cutting the first facet to hard stop and the following facets alligning with my eyes.

    Now the problem, the last facet dosnt allign with the first :/

    Is that a problem caused by myself ? Are there some issues with the machine ?

    Down bellow a picture of the design and a sketch of the error.

    Best regards Andre

    Sorry my english isnt the best^^

    Alan Balmer replied 5 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • saxgem

    October 9, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Here is the picture

  • saxgem

    October 9, 2018 at 8:55 am

    And the picture of the design.

  • Rick_Brooker

    October 9, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    It looks like you are over cutting the facets. You should get a good beginners book like “Facet Cutters Handbook” by Edward J. Soukup. From the info you’ve given it’s not clear if it’s you or your machine.

  • saxgem

    October 10, 2018 at 5:31 am

    Yes, youre right. I did them over cut.
    I re cutted and now its fine.
    Thank you 😉

  • Alan Balmer

    October 10, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    A beginner’s book is a good idea, but I strongly disagree with the suggestion of Soukup. It’s way out of date and describes procedures that most faceters abandoned years ago. Much better is Tom Herbst’s “Amateur Gemstone Faceting, Volume 1”. I also recommend volume two for more advanced topics.

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