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Paul Carter

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Drabsch Faceting Machine
« on: March 30, 2023, 02:41:31 PM »
Hi all, I have just started faceting and have acquired a Drabsch Faceting machine. I have no instructions for the machine and I’m interested to speak with anyone who has knowledge about the set up and using this machine. All help would be appreciated


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Re: Drabsch Faceting Machine
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2023, 04:17:19 PM »
They are a good faceting machine but as far as I know buyers got personal tuition, there wasn't a manual.

I have one myself though I don't use it, I also have a Hall and prefer to use that. Long story short, they both came on the market locally at the same time so I bought both of them as I wasn't sure which to get.

Anyway fire away with questions, there are plenty of facetors here who will be able to help with general questions, machine specific questions I can probably help.


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Re: Drabsch Faceting Machine
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2023, 09:18:02 PM »

If you live in Brisbane, Waterloo Bay Lapidary Club has a Drabsch. Their club rooms are in Hemmant. 

The Drabsch is a quadrant machine and is easy to use.

There is a cam lock on the mast, turn the handle at the base of the mast to release the lock so you can slide the mast along when changing angles.  In this regard it works like a mast machine.

You should be able to start faceting without much tuition.  Anything you have learned on another machine should translate to the Drabsch fairly easily.

One caution, the Drabsch doesn’t have its head offset like the VJ, this means if you are faceting the table of the stone with the mast set to 0 degrees, you need to raise the mast before inspecting the table and lower the stone to the lap afterwards.  This is to avoid scuffing the edge of the table as you raise the stone.
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