collapse

Author Topic: Agate Master Faceting Machine circa 1980s (or earlier)  (Read 622 times)

Lazza

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
    • Email
Agate Master Faceting Machine circa 1980s (or earlier)
« on: September 05, 2017, 10:29:09 PM »
Hi All, Newbie to your forum. Have just started Lapidary/Gem Faceting with our local club in Mackay, NQ. Have just bought an older Agate Master Faceting Machine from an Atherton gent who has moved to a Mackay Retirement village with his wife, & who at 90 feels he can no longer facet. I'm looking for all/any info on the machine, especially manuals, instruction books, parts guides etc. If anyone can advise, please feel free to either email me or reply via the forum. Am happy to pay any postage, copying costs etc. that may be involved, many thanks - Lazza.     

Ken

  • ALF'er Bronze Member
  • *
  • Posts: 38
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Agate Master Faceting Machine circa 1980s (or earlier)
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 04:04:49 PM »
Hi Lazza,
I have an agatemaster that I have just spent some time restoring and modifying you will see if you look at this thread:

http://aussielapidaryforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=5743.msg52635#msg52635

Good luck with getting written material it seems to be very rare but there are some great resources in ALF that I am sure will help you :)

- ken

Lazza

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Agate Master Faceting Machine circa 1980s (or earlier)
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 11:31:39 PM »
Many thanks for your reply Ken - only just found it, but I did see your impressive overhaul of your Agatemaster. Only issue I really have with my machine is getting the table centred when faceting a stone. Think it could be I'm not seating the pavilion centrally in the dop during transfer prior to cutting the crown facets & table. Had success the other day by cutting the table first & the crown facets last. Apart from that this old machine cuts a beautiful stone. As they say, many a fine tune has been played on an old fiddle  ;D 

Tags:
 

* Sponsor

HTML Online Editor Sample

ALF is hosted by Aussie Sapphire as a free service to the Lapidary community.

Visit our website here
Phone 1800 50 21 40
Or find us on Facebook

Recent Activities

Fossicking around Cloncurry by Fullerton
[July 15, 2018, 10:19:37 PM]


Places to find radioactive rocks? by Gem Ranger
[July 14, 2018, 04:04:39 PM]


Removing mud from chrysophrase by southerly
[July 14, 2018, 02:02:27 PM]


Help, does Topaz twin like quartz? by mehoose
[July 12, 2018, 09:58:40 PM]


Equipment for sale by tinker
[July 12, 2018, 06:22:23 PM]


14 inch auto feed slab saw for sale by sapphireminer
[July 12, 2018, 04:54:57 PM]


Cutting sapphires by moondoggie767
[July 12, 2018, 04:52:38 PM]


Sydney Lapidary Clubs by MALACHI
[July 10, 2018, 03:39:41 PM]


australian lapidary magazine by steve
[July 07, 2018, 05:10:03 PM]


GEMORAMA by Gemster
[July 07, 2018, 12:57:20 PM]


Devils rock Tyalgum by Gemster
[July 07, 2018, 12:55:26 PM]


Can a tin polishing lap be re-machined? by MakkyBrown
[July 05, 2018, 09:41:39 PM]

* Calendar

July 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 [16] 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 50
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

* Find us on Facebook

* Forum Stats

  • stats Total Members: 3689
  • stats Total Posts: 53369
  • stats Total Topics: 5661
  • stats Total Categories: 6
  • stats Total Boards: 27
  • stats Most Online: 160