Forums General Discussion 2020 Grandmasters stone

40 replies, 9 voices Last updated by davidechols 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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  • #6114

    Alan Balmer
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    @alanbalmer

    Here’s the classic (for me – the first stone I ever cut), Long & Steele. Measuring flat to flat is close enough for weight estimation. For competition, you would want to measure 48/96 as the diagram shows.

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    #6116

    JTheesfeld
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    @JTheesfeld

    The Barion Heart – Transfer Grand Master gem states it was designed by Shifter55. Does anyone know who Shifter55 really is? The only place I find anything out about this design is “The Gemology Project.”
    Not sure why, I would just like to know who actually designed this gem.
    Thanks

    #6117

    JTheesfeld
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    @JTheesfeld

    The Barion Heart – Transfer Grand Master gem states it was designed by Shifter55. Does anyone know who Shifter55 really is? The only place I find anything out about this design is “The Gemology Project.”
    Not sure why, I would just like to know who actually designed this gem.
    Thanks

    #6118

    Frankwood
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    @Frankwood

    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.

    #6119

    davidechols
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    @davidechols

    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.

    #6120

    davidechols
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    @davidechols

    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.

    #6121

    davidechols
    Participant
    @davidechols

    I guess the next step from Alan Balmer is going to ban any questions if he has his way about it.

    #6122

    Alan Balmer
    Keymaster
    @alanbalmer

    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.

    #6123

    davidechols
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    @davidechols

    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.

    #6124

    Alan Balmer
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    @alanbalmer

    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.

    #6132

    davidechols
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    @davidechols

    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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