Category Archives: Beginner Stuff

Postings in this category are for the newer faceter, and open to the public.

To cut or not…

I get this question frequently: >>Did you cut the bowl on your machine so that you can make your 90’s on the girdle? The answer is NO: I DO NOT RECOMMEND chopping-up a perfectly good splash bowl. And, I have … Continue reading

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Getting Started in Faceting

Whenever it’s “Academy Time” I get lots of questions about what a person needs to get started in faceting: “What’s in the “beginner’s kit?” people will ask? And, there aren’t many one-stop shops for all this stuff, though there are … Continue reading

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Which Faceting Machine is Best?

I get this question at least a couple of times a week – people want to get started in faceting and they want to get the “best” machine… If I were a new driver, and I came to you and … Continue reading

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4.05 carat Emerald from the MOM

Video of a 4.05 carat Emerald cut on the new MOM (multi-optic machine)

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The Faceting Academy New Launch

July 22nd, and the NEW and upgraded Faceting Academy site is about to launch. From the foundation of a new platform on a really great hosting company with really great support team, I’m ready to promote the next level in … Continue reading

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