Late Summer 2003 Edition
month I told you how our Website was reinstalled, after a long
I thought that was the end of the story.
But about 3 weeks later, I said to Yessica, “Have you been screening
out emails? I haven’t seen one
in a long time” (we typically get over 50 a week).
She said “I haven’t seen
one either—why don’t you send one from home—let’s see if it’s
did. It wasn’t.
We screamed. Thank heaven
it took only two days to fix this major glitch. (Note
from Ultra Tec Webmaster: Joe's scream was only a wimper, I really
if you’ve been frustrated trying to email us (you see—“email” is not
just a noun, it’s a verb too), try again—you will succeed.
hint is an oldie--but since I had occasion to pass it along to someone just
this past week, I thought it might be a good idea to dust it off for you all
(I realize that there are now faceters who weren’t even born (!) when I
first wrote this one). Someone
complained about water splashing out of the Splashguard when doing high speed
rough grinding. There is an easy
way to almost eliminate this: Wedge
a 3M sponge (the dishwashing kind—about 3” X 4”--one side green rough
stuff, the other side soft sponge) between the edge of the Lap and the inside
surface of the Splashguard—at the back edge of the
Lap. Do that with the rough side
in contact with the Splashguard and the soft side in contact with the edge of
the Lap. The turning Lap
will slip by the sponge, lubricated as it is by the water coming off the Lap.
The rough side of the sponge, wedged against the wall of the
Splashguard, provides enough friction to keep it in place.
The sponge catches water that has spun to the perimeter of the lap, in
preparation for jumping on you, and nicely wipes it off.
The sponge will last a long long time.
Until next time…….
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