Faceting I - Dave McGregor
This class is designed for the true beginner but will be of interest to those who have faceted before. Instruction will be based on the book written by Tom Mitchell. We will cover background explaining why designers select specific cutting angles, basics of a faceting machine, lap selection and care, stone selection, dopping the stone and polishing. The class will also include a brief introduction to the computer programs, Gem Cad and Gem Ray. The class fee covers Tom's book, a piece of gem rough, a selection of faceting designs, an Ultra-lap for polishing, a flashlight and a lint-free cloth. Students will most likely be able to complete two stones during the week. Join us and create a beautiful gem.