July 2004 Edition
SOMETIMES ITS GOOD TO BE REGULAR!
SomeTimes Bulletin got its name from the old SomeTimes Newsletter
that Ultra Tec used to send out, in the good ol’ pre-Internet days, some
times. Now days, the Bulletin is
getting so regular that we should probably change the name—but RegularTimes
doesn’t have a ring to it. Also,
keeping it SomeTimes keeps the pressure off us to HAVE TO do it.
These are nice days for going to the beach, watching the Lakers win again
(or not!) , facet that rough that’s been savin’ up -- whatever…
TO LEARN FACETING...
• THE MIDWEST FACETERS GUILD SEMINAR is August 20-22 in Flint, Michigan.
talked about this excellent event in our prior SomeTimes Bulletin.
Hands-on classes, from beginning to advanced levels—check out their
program on the Guild’s website. For
more information or to request a registration packet, contact Tyler Miller, 2071
West Reid Road, Flint, MI 48507 or Telephone: (810) 655-6530 or by E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
. Don’t delay—these classes
could fill up.
• WILLIAM HOLLAND SCHOOL.
Kirkland, an Ultra Tec Rep from Gainesville, Fla, writes, in telling us about
his future plans—“…Then it's on to William Holland [School] in September
for refresher courses in advanced faceting.
If any of our readers are interested in a rock hound's dream vacation and
at the same time advance their knowledge of lapidary skills, then visit www.lapidaryschool.org
They won't be disappointed. (How
can anyone be disappointed
with a week in the hills of North Georgia, all you can eat of gourmet food,
room, and five days of class in a lapidary skill of one's choice...all for
it out. Click on that website or google
in “William Holland School”.
Updates on the GUIU Dopper.
pleased to have gotten this feedback from Todd
Shinskey of ‘Todz Rox’, in Denver,
recently purchased the Guiu Dopper set…I have to say they are the best
investment I’ve made in this hobby/business since I started 4 years ago.
They are extremely well made, easy to use (virtually self explanatory!), and
work perfectly in aligning small expensive material for the best cutting…thank
you for developing such a great product… My hat is off to you for the design
and development of this dopper system. You have really come up with a
product which fills a niche for which there was nothing but need.”
And now a larger Guiu Dopper! ...
Shinskey, and several other faceters (including Mr. Guiu himself), urged us to
make a larger-sized version of the Guiu Dopper.
These faceters, having had experience with the original Guiu Doppers,
were eager maximize yields on large stones too, and asked for larger diameter
Guiu Doppers. They were persistent,
they were right, so we have done it and they are available—about 40%
larger. Large and small, the Guiu
Doppers are very precise, and all stainless steel--not cheapie stuff--but if you
are working with natural rough, the improved yield will pay back for them
quickly (they are
on our price
list – click here).
• 77 Index Gear
In the last Bulletin we announced that Jim Perkins subject when he speaks at the Midwest Seminar will be 'The
advantages of designing diagrams with odd symmetry', and that he would be
illustrating his talk with the Coliseum Cut, for which he designed using
the 77 Index Gear. That stirred
some interest in 77’s—so, I confirm that we do have 77 Index Gears
available, and that we will be happy to deliver them with a set of designs—including
Jim’s Coliseum Cut. I did a bit
of Web searching and found additional 77 designs that we’ll include: Billy’s
77 Whirl and Impacto. I
searched the Web for 77 Index Designs, and among some other sites, up popped a
particularly nice one --“Dan Clayton’s Faceting Page”—new to me, with
many designs. Another “Check
Have a nice Summer.
So long for now...
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