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Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Gem ID APP.
« on: April 05, 2021, 07:00:35 PM »
MetDia Gem still appears to be available on the Amazon App Store, seems like it is no longer maintained though.
RC

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Gemstone Faceting / Re: Jewelers spectacle magnifiers
« on: March 30, 2021, 10:58:29 AM »
I am quite impressed with the quality of the video images - looking to be a workable alternative to squinting into a loupe.
RC

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Gemstone Faceting / Re: Faceting machine saws
« on: March 12, 2021, 04:29:20 PM »
Congrats, looks pretty slick. Could be a real game changer for speeding up the initial cutting for large, hard stones. Is it pretty chippy on the facet edges?

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Gemstone Faceting / Re: Faceting machine saws
« on: March 10, 2021, 09:50:56 PM »
I am using 6inch 0.25mm blades.
With a 20mm hole?

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Gemstone Faceting / Re: Faceting machine saws
« on: March 10, 2021, 09:27:25 PM »
Here is yours RC, including a stuff up. I had to put a bush in the top hole.
It is 20.5mm total height. Try it, if too high not hard to remove a bit more.
Hopefully you can use you existing bolt and not need a new one.



Thanks heaps for that, can't wait to try it out!
What are the specs and source of a suitable diamond saw blade to fit?
RC.

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Gemstone Faceting / Re: Faceting machine saws
« on: March 09, 2021, 12:57:54 PM »
Yes, seems to be. It's not 6mm, and what I think is a 1/4" nut in my odds and ends fits on fine ( I have no thread gauge)

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Gemstone Faceting / Re: Faceting machine saws
« on: March 09, 2021, 12:41:16 PM »
About 20mm tops.

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Gemstone Faceting / Re: Faceting machine saws
« on: March 09, 2021, 12:28:19 PM »


This is the Facetron setup. Yes, 1/2" hole in the middle. The platten is 75mm diameter.

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Gemstone Faceting / Re: Faceting machine saws
« on: March 09, 2021, 11:33:47 AM »
Really looking forward to setting something like this up on my Facetron eventually too, being able to cut off excess material parallel to facets with dopped stones is very attractive to me.
Large quartz stones quickly wear out my coarse laps, and my patience.
RC

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Forum Announcements & Rules / Re: ALF running on new host :)
« on: March 04, 2021, 08:04:41 PM »
 :)
Thanks Makky and Leah (Aussie Sapphire)! You're the best!

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Gemstone Faceting / Re: Stone Cutting
« on: February 12, 2021, 01:13:54 PM »
That is a very poor effort from the jeweler, as if they can repair without weight loss.
MB
Hopefully the solution wasn't going to involve sticking a bit extra on...

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Show off your Gems / Re: "Diamond Nine" cut in citrine
« on: December 07, 2020, 09:59:59 AM »
It looks to be flawless. How do you rate the cut?
The stone itself is effectively flawless (inclusions hard to find under 10x loupe). The cut is very straightforward, with only 13 crown facets and 24 pavilion facets. With big stones like this (21mm across the widest flats) a level of cheating happens, small inaccuracies in the machine are magnified.

See the Diamond Nine pavilion below:



Look at it carefully - see the asymmetry of it?
This must be part of the hocus-pocus of the Fusion designs.

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Show off your Gems / Re: "Diamond Nine" cut in citrine
« on: December 07, 2020, 09:43:28 AM »
Very nice mate, these big stone fusion designs you are cutting are very impressive.
Thanks, I don't understand why they work so well in humble old quartz, but you seem to get a weird 3D star coming at you!

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Show off your Gems / Re: "Diamond Nine" cut in citrine
« on: December 07, 2020, 09:41:07 AM »
Hi Frank, I used a 200# ebonite diamond disk, followed by an 800# ebonite diamond disk.
I have discussed the ebonite disks in detail in other posts.
The Fusion designs seem to work in various RI ranges really well, there is a lady on Instagram from Melbourne cutting some amazing Fusion sapphires: https://www.instagram.com/pebblesprout/
I have only tried quartz so far - my Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/roughcreation/
RC

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Show off your Gems / Re: "Diamond Nine" cut in citrine
« on: December 05, 2020, 04:38:21 PM »
Thanks, used some cerium on an old Darkside lap. Slow rotation, good quality A-grade 2 micron white cerium oxide polish powder from Aussie Sapphire.

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