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Lefty
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19 August 2016 01:59 pm

Quite a nice colour I thought. This photo is in incandescent light, in natural light it is a deeper tone of purple - but the stone is not dark. Approx 5 carats and 11mm across.

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A simple design - Jeff Graham's "Lighthouse" slightly modified - but rather effective. Four-fold and six-fold symmetry and a smaller number of larger facets supposed to work well for deeper colours. It worked well here anyway.

Is it still four-fold symmetry if the crown is two-fold mirror image symmetry but the pavilion is four-fold? It's the pavilion that's doing the job of reflecting the light back up.

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19 August 2016 02:13 pm

that looks amazing yikes


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19 August 2016 02:52 pm

That's a beautiful stone! I really like the cut.

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19 August 2016 03:02 pm

Nice Lefty what a beauty glasses


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19 August 2016 04:38 pm

What a beautiful stone, great job Lefty.


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19 August 2016 04:57 pm

Cheers all.

The original design has no table, just a row of small facets up the middle. I eliminated them and added a small table, giving the stone the appearance of an eye. It's a beautiful design to see especially when the stone is being moved around.

And I'm buggered if I can find the full faceting diagram hmm I have a couple of paper copies that I remember printing out but I can't now recall where I found the design online. This is it here but it doesn't include the instructions.

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19 August 2016 06:55 pm

What a ripper cut Lefty, looks stunning

Have you tried looking here to see if there's instructions: http://facetdiagrams.org/database/


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20 August 2016 07:12 am

Thanks AR. Hopefully it's there. Pretty sure it's not where I originally got it from but I have several paper copies and I might photocopy a few more just in case.

Cheers

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20 August 2016 11:14 am

Great looking stone Lefty, very very nice. I remember Barney did a Topaz with the Lighthouse design and it's a spectacular looking stone too.


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27 August 2016 09:26 pm

That is stunning!! Was hoping to have a go at Lowmead when I'm that way again! Do you have a before pic of thi? I would be interested in seeing the transformation!

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27 August 2016 10:45 pm

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12 September 2016 04:58 pm

That looks so good!

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Lefty
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13 September 2016 06:59 am

Thanks Barney!

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13 September 2016 07:01 am

kruj wrote:

That is stunning!! Was hoping to have a go at Lowmead when I'm that way again! Do you have a before pic of thi? I would be interested in seeing the transformation!

Cheers kruj. Sorry mate, I missed your post somehow.

Here's the rough stone, it was Rockhound who found it.

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13 September 2016 10:08 pm

Very Nice Stones Lefty tongue That Bali Hut must be well suited to Cutting some great Stones....... lol

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14 September 2016 06:41 am

LoneWolf wrote:

Very Nice Stones Lefty tongue That Bali Hut must be well suited to Cutting some great Stones....... lol

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14 September 2016 08:56 am

No worries lefty, happens! Thanks for sharing- It always blows my mind seeing the rough and the results- amazing!!
Nice find rockhound, and nice cut lefty!

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14 September 2016 05:01 pm

lol No Beer while Cutting... Your Stones won't look as good.... lol


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Lefty
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14 September 2016 06:21 pm

No, and definitely not while using a trim saw big_smile They say they won't cut you since they have no teeth, I don't really want to find out!

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14 September 2016 06:42 pm

yikes My little crap tile saw won't cut you, but it kind of burns you instead.... not nice mad

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Lefty
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14 September 2016 07:33 pm

I've had my share of burns from the cabbing machine - I reckon the little 4-inch trim saw blade might be thin enough to cut you though!

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14 September 2016 08:09 pm

I think they would..... but i'm not trying cry .... Have you had any experience with Cutting Fluorite Lefty ?

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Lefty
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14 September 2016 08:52 pm

I cabbed a little bit of the stuff but I've never faceted any. Amazing range of colours though the stone is a little on the soft side. I think it would be ok for pendants or earrings, probably wouldn't use it for finger rings where it would get knocked a lot.

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15 September 2016 12:59 pm

Ok... I have some Fluorite and Smokey Quartz, from Emmaville that I was thinking about getting cut, just for display..... As in, a Display Box of various cut stones smile ... they would cut quite large.. about 1.5". Well at least I think they will end up quite large roll ..... When We come up to Lowmead for a dig soon, I will bring some up and you can give me some ideas on what I should do with them roll How did you go with your Ute?

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Lefty
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15 September 2016 01:29 pm

I have some Fluorite and Smokey Quartz, from Emmaville that I was thinking about getting cut, just for display..... As in, a Display Box of various cut stones smile

It would make a great stone for a display mounting I would think.

How did you go with your Ute?

$3300 later yikes yikes yikes yikes yikes yikes yikes cry cry cry cry cry it's back in commission and going strong. Clutch engages so much quicker now that I actually stalled it when I first got it back lol


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