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Whisp
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From: Nowra, NSW
Joined: 10 March 2017
Posts: 376
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14 September 2018 09:27 pm

I stumbled across this blokes channel and had a look.
Now, is he any good? I don't know the answer to that as I don't cut gems.
But I do know he is rather relaxing to watch.
He lives near Bendigo in Victoria.

https://www.youtube.com/user/cliffsearch/videos


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#2

Lefty
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Joined: 01 May 2014
Posts: 1,659
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15 September 2018 08:30 am

Ah! Someone else who agrees that perspex makes an excellent polishing lap for quartz-based stones. I have never seen any rounding of the facets - perspex is not a soft plastic, it is extremely hard and tough and the surface does not yield. Further, I agree with him that cerium oxide tends to outperform diamond as a final polish on quartz.

I'm not sure about his claim that he could neither cut nor show a particular design in one video because it is copyright - I am familiar with the particular design and have cut it before. That designer has placed the design on his own publicy-open website, in the open public domain for everyone to access and at the bottom of the cutting instructions, he actively encourages others to go ahead and cut it. I think our local bloke just wanted to go to lengths to assure everyone that what he was cutting was effectively a design of his own creation because he starts by cutting a pavilion that to the eye looks absolutely identical to the design in question. He then makes alterations so that the finished gem is no longer the exact same design - from what I can see, he simply used the other design as a logical base to start from.

But yes, they are relaxing videos - kind of like watching tropical fish swim back and forth to music smile

#3

Mr Magoo
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Joined: 04 May 2014
Posts: 450
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15 September 2018 10:59 pm

Nice vid's to watch. Well executed. Great introduction to faceting. But the technical side is very basic. Still, very nice big_smile


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