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HH5
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« on: January 02, 2012, 02:51:45 pm »

Here are some pics of our craft room.
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012, 03:37:50 pm »

Hi. That's an interesting craftroom you have there.
A couple of questions if I may:
It looks like a B/W type meter on your faceting machine, in addition to the standard digital angle dial: Are the meters well synchronized? Which do you prefer? Also what are the two tubs sitting in front of the faceting machine?
In the 2nd last picture there's an interesting device that looks like a sewing machine motor on a hinged mount with speed control: What is it?
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012, 05:06:15 pm »

I was wondering about that second from last also. Looks like some sort of polishing lap with the small wooden wheels. dunno Busy looking studio dancer5
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2012, 05:08:51 pm »

Wow, you all stay busy!
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 05:31:48 pm »


Hi Pete,
I use the digital angle dial to set the angle then use the B/W meter to do
the depth of cut. I find it more precise this way.
My eyes are not the best so I would have to say the DAD (digital angle dial) is more important to me.

The two tubs are CD spindle packages with carpet for resting my elbows. yippie

@ Bentiron and Pete
The contraption that you speak of is a home made stationary variable speed carving station that my wife asked me to build, she uses both the stationary section and then hand holds the foredom, it reduces the mess dramatically.

Thanks Harold
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 07:13:15 pm »

It still crosses my mind to move the majority of my cabbing units into a spare room in the house. Would sure be nice to be able and work inside a nice warm room during the Winter !

Like your room !  yes
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012, 07:33:56 pm »

Love the room and love the pics.

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012, 08:09:24 pm »

Yet another serious about rocks craftroom but oh so many wonderful toys to see:)
Let's see some of your cabs please and some of that faceting stone:)
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2012, 10:53:20 pm »

Your faceting station is really well organized for production. Looks like you spent a lot of time thinking it through.

If you were buying a new machine, would you stay with the Ultra or go to a different brand? You seem to have all the bells and whistles for it. I assume that it cuts the way you expect it too.

Any information you have would be appreciated to hear. Thanks.

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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012, 12:53:32 am »

You make CATS? hide
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2012, 01:32:36 am »

@ Mia

I didn't think anyone would notice.

@dickb

I learned on an American Facetor and have cut on a Sapphire machine other than the Ultra Tec. I really want a Facette Gem master II but have not found one I can afford.

The Ultra Tec cuts great and I will post some pics soon. I don't know that I would switch to only using the Facette (if I had one) because the Ultra tec digital is a great machine.
PM me if there is anything I can help you with.

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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2012, 02:42:57 am »



@ Bentiron and Pete
The contraption that you speak of is a home made stationary variable speed carving station that my wife asked me to build, she uses both the stationary section and then hand holds the foredom, it reduces the mess dramatically.

Thanks Harold

Nice work. I've tried similiar things but always had problems with getting the spindle to run very true. Either the chuck was a bit out or the thread on the shaft was out or both. Haven't tried a morse taper yet. How did you deal with this problem?
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2012, 07:20:56 am »



@ Bentiron and Pete
The contraption that you speak of is a home made stationary variable speed carving station that my wife asked me to build, she uses both the stationary section and then hand holds the foredom, it reduces the mess dramatically.

Thanks Harold

Nice work. I've tried similiar things but always had problems with getting the spindle to run very true. Either the chuck was a bit out or the thread on the shaft was out or both. Haven't tried a morse taper yet. How did you deal with this problem?
Cheers
Pete

Love this too.  what a great idea to make it with an adjustable angle
please do share some details of it's construction
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2012, 02:56:36 pm »

The grass is always greener in someone else's craft room...  In this case, yours...
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2012, 06:56:46 pm »

very nice set-up
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