Author Topic: Agate Master Faceting Machine circa 1980s (or earlier)  (Read 3945 times)


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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.     


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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:

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


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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 


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Re: Agate Master Faceting Machine circa 1980s (or earlier)
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2024, 04:40:39 PM »
Lazza were you able to find any manuals on the Agatemaster - if so could you send me details


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