USFG Tucson Faceters’ Frolic 2016

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Preliminary Schedule
February 4, 5, & 6, 2016

 

The second annual USFG-Tucson Factors Frolic will be held at the OPLC clubhouse February 4, 5, and 6, 2016 leading up to the annual OPLC Hob Nob on Saturday evening.

Dealers and demonstrations will include Ultra-Tec USA, Graves Lapidary and Gearloose Lapidary, LLC.

There will be GemCad Classes taught by Robert Strickland,
Two day Faceting Classes in the OPLC workshop,
Guided tours of Tucson rough dealers.
Larry Mattos of Ashton Gems will have a 2-hour program on Fantasy Cutting using the Ultra-Tec Fantasy Machine.
Diane Eames of Gems of the Hill Country will hold a workshop on “Pollshing – How to Know When Your Though.”
In addition, Diane will have a display of Famous Diamond Replicas courtesy of the Texas Factors Guild

Other dealers will be announced soon.
Other dealers and speakers will be announced as details are finalized.

 

THURSDAY – Schedule

OPLC MAIN ROOM – Lectures

10:00 – 12:00 -Ron Snelling – Introduction to Concave Cutting – FREE
1:00 – 3:00 – Larry Mattos – Advanced Fantasy Cutting using the Ultra-Tec Fantasy Machine -FREE

OPLC KITCHEN 

10:00 – 12:00 Diane Eames -Polishing-How to know when you are Finished – Limit 20 – $20.00
3:00 -4:00 – Diane Eames – Gem Identification – Limit 20 – $20.00

OPLC SHOP 

Two Days – Thursday and Friday Faceting Class 9:00 – 4:00 • Ernie Hawes & Billy Bob Riley – Limit 8 with $50.00 Fee –

GUIDED TOURS – Rough Dealers in Tucson • Ayra Akhavan – Limit 8 with $40 fee

FRIDAY – Schedule

OPLC MAIN ROOM – Lectures

9:00 -11:00 – Diane Eames – Gem Identification – $20.00
3:00 – 4:00 – Tom Herbst -“Faceting on Your Computer with 3D Rendering” – FREE
Tom will have his books – Amatuer Gemstone Faceting – Vols I & II for sale

OPLC KITCHEN – Student Classes – Limited to 20

9:00-11:30 – Robert Strickland – Beginner GemCad – Limited to 20 with a $25.00 Fee
12:00 – 2:30 -Robert Strickland – Intermediate GemCad – Limited to 20 with a $25.00 Fee
3:00 – 5:00 – Robert Strickland – Advanced GemCad – Limited to 20 with a $25.00 Fee

OPLC SHOP

Faceting Class Two Days – Thursday and Friday Ernie Hawes & Billy Bob Riley
Limit 8 with $50.00 Fee

GUIDED TOURS – Rough Dealers at different shows in Tucson – Limit 8 with $40.00 Fee

SATURDAY – Schedule

OPLC KITCHEN

9:00 -11:00 – Arya Akhavan – Cutting Tips and Techniques – $20.00

OPLC MAIN ROOM 

Round Table Q&A – Guest Panel Discussion ·       TFF1 Closing – Tom & Will

OPLC Annual HobNob

Please check our Facebook Page or www.tucsonfacetersfrolic.com for updated schedules with dates, times and information on registering and paying for some of the classes.