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    How is it going on the Facetron? My first machine was a facetron, lots of cools stone cut back then. How bout an update on your progress, thoughts on your machine?



    Did you sell your machine yet Chuck.?

    John boatboyjohn@gmail.com.



    now hitting 82 in a couple weeks i’m still at it and my V5 and V2 are still at it. i cut a laser N-YAG egg on my V5 and used 2 riser blocks they have, to get the tips of the egg. 81mm long, 51mm diameter, 368 facets, 2870 carats, you won’t be cutting that on those other brand machines and i can go even larger, the V series faceters are accurate and flexable and the only one i know of that with the adapters can do such large stones and larger. most of the time you have to build a bigger machine, not so with my ultra tecs. email me and i can send you pictures of the step by step cutting of this egg. it is owned by laser materials of Vancouver Washington where i got the rough. and i can make adapters to go MUCH larger. i had to make the big dops and used my grizzly 8″ lathe to transfer it.
    michael zinski gemmakermz@cs.com

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    well here i am again and still teaching and now 82 heading for 83 and have picked up a few more students. by the way nadine marchall was my yougest student and now doing GREAT instagram ( i love green rocks) and still recommend the ultra tec and raytech/shaw depending on your budget. or used one when available. the cheapest a newbee can use that i might stear to is one china knock-off on ebay of the LEE head, with white base selling as low as $200 at times, its functional. the most functional and adaptable it the ultra tec as you can adapt it to cut really large stones, so far my largest was an N-yag egg that was 81mm long, by 51mm diameter, 368 facets and 2870 carats now owned by laser materials in vancuuver wa, the manufacruers of the laser rod materials i cut.

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