January 16, 2020 at 11:26 pm #6118
That’s a much better quality PDF for the comp stone Alan, the first one was only 15KB.
It will be a couple of months before I start to cut this stone and I will probably cut the whole thing in Quartz first down to the 1200 grit stage, just to see how it goes. I will follow Dan Lynch’s advice apart from the width LOL as changing the cutting sequence can help a lot. Especially if they are already pointed out before you start cutting.January 17, 2020 at 12:46 pm #6119
Alan I think you are wrong about measuring a SRB for competition and if you were cutting a SRB for competition you would need to ask the question of the committee much as I did on this forum. I am a long time member of the diyaudio forum, specifically the Pass section, and the rule there is no question is too silly to ask on the forum. I do not care to go back and forth with you flaming trying to prove who is right and who is wrong. All I wanted to know is how the committee is going to measure the size of the stone. I feel it was inappropriate for you, especially being a keymaster, to post “Surely a Grand Master candidate can interpret a GemCad diagram.” It was directed specifically at me for some reason since it was my question. I do not feel it was an inappropriate question. Better to be sure than sorry. I am sorry and apologize if I offended you in any way in this section or a previous section. I am too old to be making enemies.January 17, 2020 at 3:27 pm #6120
I just recieved a private message from Alan Balmer, a keymaster, stating and I quote.
“The forums are a free-for-all group discussion, not a question and answer venue.”
I must assume I was wrong for asking a question on how to measure the stone.January 17, 2020 at 3:34 pm #6121
I guess the next step from Alan Balmer is going to ban any questions if he has his way about it.January 17, 2020 at 8:09 pm #6122
I must assume I was wrong for asking a question on how to measure the stone.
No, you should assume you are wrong for assuming that each and every post is strictly directed to you. I’m sorry you feel persecuted. End of discussion, so far as I’m concerned.January 18, 2020 at 12:16 pm #6123
I was just posting what you said in a private message. You politely answered a question in this thread from someone else but on my question on how to properly measure this Grandmaster stone you gave the amateur’s answer that someone that has never faceted would give. Follow the diagram, sarcasm. I bet there is not a topic posted on this forum where there are not questions and answers but you tell me in a private message that this forum is not a question and answer venue. I call that being directed at me. Everyone else is free to ask questions but I am not supposed to from your private message.
This banter back and forth started on the topic of the new Ultra-tec where having an electronic background I disagreed with you on the topic of how long consumer electronics components life expectancy is from the manufacturers. You then carried your contempt of me for explaining that to you to this topic and that is evident for everyone to see. Obviously you cannot take being wrong. The word that comes to mind is VINDICTIVE. You are a keymaster, whatever that means, and I assume you govern this forum so you can make up the rules as you feel like to each member.
I do agree with you on the last statement you made. It would be nice if this is the end of the discussion. Unless you just have to have the last word.January 18, 2020 at 4:02 pm #6124
If anyone has further comments, please send me a private message. I promise that it will remain private, and not be repeated on the forum.January 19, 2020 at 3:12 pm #6132
I totally agree. I am ashamed of some of the posting I have made on this forum directed at you. Forgive me as I have forgiven you. It is past time to move on. On many forums this thread would have been closed.
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