I recently purchased a faceting machine and I’m looking for some advice. I’ve never faceted before and would like some recommendations of resources like books to get me started. I have some rough stones already to start with.
Many faceters are self-taught, but an instructor to look over your shoulder can be invaluable. If you have the opportunity, find a class. Local gem and mineral clubs may offer something. If you can get to Tucson in early February, there will be classes at the Faceter’s Frolic. See the Community->Events page on this website to sign up.
There are quite a few you tube videos of faceting which can let you see how the machines operate and how different accessories are used. Some of the videos cover beginning faceting as well as more advanced cutting.