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Kingsolomon
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« on: June 01, 2014, 05:44:46 am »

Hi
  As I am new to faceting( using an ultrarec .. 35 years old but new, no alignment pin or 45 for dop) I am looking at buying a transfer block ( I have a very dated one) and looking on the reviews people seem to like the polymetric .. Any insight would be nice .
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 09:17:11 am »

Polymetric makes the best transfer blocks, IMHO.  They are sturdy with no slop.  I believe Ultratec also makes a good transfer block, but I've never used it.  I know that a lot of faceters use the Polymetric block even if they have other machines.

If you haven't already, you should join the United States Faceting Guild's Yahoo list.  The name of the group is usfgfaceterslist.
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 09:18:31 am »

I think people like what they are familiar  with as long as it does not cause cursing. As long as the block has clear access to get at the stone faces and a clear heat path ( the old timers could be pretty brutal and fast with their transfers) to at least heat the dop to release super glue you should be fine . It is nice if it is easy to hold for those times you might struggle with a transfer.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2014, 11:34:45 pm »

Thanks for your help...
  They are sold out in Australia and suppliers won't have them for months. Any suggestions as where to buy them in the US?
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 07:40:33 am »

You can call or email Zane at Polymetric direclty:

http://www.polymetricinc.com/contactus.htm

He's a good guy.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 03:41:46 am »

Thanks heaps
    I haven't heard back from him in a few days ... Hopefully can get my problem solved soon .. The pavilion side of things is stacking up , so many half stones.
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Barney

If you know him maybe you could get his attention for me...:)
   Have a friend in the states next week , was hoping ne could pick me up a couple of jigs ,hopefully he gets back to me...if you could , forward my email to him , in case I've gone down the wrong road? All good...:)
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