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Author:  gnation [ Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Hi from Minneapolis

Hi! Long time lurker, finally jumping into the fray.
Probably started lurking about 2008 or so. Part of my daily read. Helps me recover from the craziness in the world.
Lapidary Corner is where I always go!
I wanted to thank a lot of folks (everybody) who has helped with my education! Barbra first! I got to visit Lang Antiques, amazing place!
Jon, Alberto, Conny, Stephan. Thomas, Justin, Wilson, Bruce, Lloyd. And of course Arya and now Rej! And so many more.

A little about me. Learned a little faceting from Dad in my teens. (Dad taught himself in the 70's). Life happened. Electrical engineer, design buildings. Got back to faceting when the daughter went off to college. Probably dabbling about 8 years now. Spend a lot of vacations at Montana sapphire mines, so cutting a lot of small stones, lol. Retirement in a few years. Looking forward to spend serious time faceting. Also lost wax casting gold rings etc. Another interest/hobby.

How I roll: Facetron. Gearloose products (Thank you Jon!). Glue, not wax (little sapphires get hot). Love Arya's designs, tried a couple. Really anticipating Rej's software. Tried gemcad, for me it was easier to cut it than figure out the program. And I wanted to learn how to mess up/recover on the fly. That's been an education too.

Thanks everyone!
Gary

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi from Minneapolis

Welcome, welcome, welcome.
You have a lot of time to make up for. Please join right in!
:smt116

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