The Alien Pear is an intermediate to advanced faceting design, partly because it’s a pear (which is a challenging girdle plan), partly because it’s a semi-checkerboard crown, and partly because of some strategy required to start-out the CAM.
If you’re an advanced faceter, with experience in CAM, pear girdle plans, sequencing strategy, and checkerboard crowns, you can probably tackle this without the video.
If you’re an intermediate faceter with a solid foundation in CAM and at least some experience building pear girdle foundations and completing checkerboard crowns, you can probably do this one, especially if you follow the video.
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