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Faceting Frank

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Re: faceting machine digital microscope setup
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2021, 07:55:45 PM »
Your scope must have a shorter range in its field of vision Gordon. I’ve had mine out as much as 110mm to be able to see the entire facet on a stone only 20mm in diameter and I think that is getting close to the limit of its outer focal range.

It’s a pain having to un-index a lot during the polishing stage with the setup like mine. But it does have some advantages.
Such as its rigid and the scope once set stays in focus, also repeatable. That is once I have the setting for a particular row of facets, I can return to that mast height boom angle etc. in seconds.
Going to make the mast and boom out of T track, the same as the fine adjustments on my current setup. This is the first time I’ve used it and I like it, its light, rigid, slides freely and locks solid in position.


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Re: faceting machine digital microscope setup
« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2021, 08:10:27 AM »
Hi Frank,

It might have,  there is a fair range of adjustment and mine is only a cheapie.

I repurposed the brass fitting from my old, no longer used gas lantern extension into a bracket for the scope.  It works really well, now I have height adjustment and don’t need to fiddle with bits of string.  The added benefit is I have somewhere to hang my splash guard when it is not in use.

I am still playing with lighting, but used the scope for the pavillion of the morganite I finished last night for my daughter’s birthday. 

Using the scope has sped up my faceting no end
Yours Sincerely
Flash (Gordon)

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Re: faceting machine digital microscope setup
« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2021, 12:28:09 PM »
Looking good Gordon, not possible for me to make a scope stand along those lines.
Have most of the parts I need for my scope stand and have made the part where the vertical and horizontal T bars slide through. Have redesigned it so at that point it does not swivel and now swivels next to the scope support.


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