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Faceting Frank

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Hi everyone
« on: September 26, 2019, 10:42:02 AM »
Hi all, just want to introduce myself. I live near Bribie, just north of Brisbane.
Lapidary has been a hobby of mine for about 45 years, starting with the usual tumbling and cabbing and after a few year faceting. Been to the Qld central Sapphire fields a few time, biggest stone I ever cut from my finds was a 7x5 green emerald cut. Cut a lot of small ovals and rounds down to 3mm dia.
Now retired and having a lot more spare time on my hands I started cutting stones for competitions. I quickly learnt just how tough that is, but time being no object I kept it up.
Joined the Oz, US and UK guilds and entered their comps. I enjoy cutting stones for competitions and happy with the results.

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Re: Hi everyone
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2019, 02:19:08 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

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Leah
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Re: Hi everyone
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2019, 06:51:40 PM »
Glad to see you here Faceting Frank, you'll find quite a number of members here are also in the Australian Facetors Guild, myself being one. Don't be afraid to ask questions, because there's one thing you'll get here is suggestions or direct answers.
Common sense isn't exactly common

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Re: Hi everyone
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2019, 07:49:53 PM »
Hi Faceting Frank welcome to the forum just sold up at the gemfields after 20 odd years gave up
 faceting a while back as the eyes went to shite into freeform cabbing now when time permits plenty of good info and smart people on here hope you enjoy . Dave 

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Re: Hi everyone
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2019, 08:31:40 PM »
Welcome Frank :)

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Re: Hi everyone
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2019, 09:41:05 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys, I came across this forum purely by accident looking on the net for an answer to a faceting problem. Something I will ask here shortly. Had a brows around on the forum after joining and heaps of info on all subjects.

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