Articles

Polishing on Water

by Glenn Klein It was at a Faceters Fair in northern California, many years ago, when I found myself as part of a four-person panel, answering questions from the audience. Questions were being asked as to how each of us went about the task of cutting and polishing various gem materials. I made the statement […]

Faceting Machines

Here is a list, in no particular order, of all faceting machine manufacturers that USFG members have found and submitted. The list includes contact information and a link to their website (if they have one). Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement. If you know of other manufacturers (past or present) please let us […]

Faceting Machine Manufacturers

Addexton Jamb Peg Faceting Machines – Addexton Company Alpha Taurus Faceting Machines – Imperial Gem Instruments, 2455 23rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 – Phone: 310.450.8725 Anand Faceting Machines – Anand Engineering Works Covington Faceting Machines – Covington Engineering Corporation, 715 West Colton Avenue, P.O. Box 35 Redlands, CA 92373 – Phone: 909.793.6636 Drabsch Faceting […]

Brilliant Experiment

(reprinted from the December 1998 issue of the USFG Newsletter with permission from the USFG) This article is reprinted here with permission of the Columbia-Willamette Faceters’ Guild of Portland, Oregon. It was published in the June, 1976 issue of FACETS,the bulletin of the C.W.F.G. It shows how a little knowledge of gemology and crystallography can […]

The History of the Beale/Woolley Depth of Cut Indicator (Version #2, March 4, 2002)

or High Resolution Analog Mast Flex Indicator – An Inexpensive Soft Stop for Faceting Machines (Version #2, March 4, 2002) Marcus Beale and Dave Woolley [DaveWool@WEBTV.net] Marcus Beale and I took classes together at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia not knowing we shared interests outside the classroom. It was after Marcus and his […]