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#1

hi,
I was hoping those out there might be of help. I am a goldsmith
in the midwest making one of a kind pieces in 14 and 18kt.
Because I live somewhat off the beaten path and I only go to
Tucson every other year. It’s hard to buy one of a kind unusual
stones. I am somewhat leary of doing this thru the mail,the few
experiences I have had have been disappointing. I have been
thinking about doing some in house faceting. The Ultra Tec
machine seems like a good one from what I have read. I would
appreciate any comments you might have about the machine and
especially if anyone can recommend a true discount supplier of
the ultra tec and other faceting supplies.

thanks
Steve Ross
Steve Ross, Executive Director,
Michiana Free-Net


#2

Hi Steve

Just south-west of you here in Iowa we are just finishing the
prototypes of a new faceting machine that is easier to use and
much much faster than the Ultra-tech. I’ll get you some
if you want. We were going to be showing it in Tucson
this year but were only able to take the pre-former, which you
might also be interested in.

Jeffrey Everett
@Jeffrey_Everett


#3

Hello Steve.

The best price I have seen on a ULTRA TEC Faceting Machine is
from ROCK PEDDLER Discount Lapidary Equipment & Sypplies.
NOV.-APR. Address is 5561 s. Stockwell Rd. Touson, Az. 85744
Product Info ( 520 ) 889-9853 Orders Only 800-416-4350. FAX
520-889-9853 E-Mail: jridolfi@drake.dnet.net

The owner is also a Master Faceter. And can do ssome wonderful
things with his Machine. During the summer May- Oct he is in
Franklin NC.

I have been to his home there and seen his work first hand.
His name is Bob Ridolfi, his wife is Jeanne. Jeanne is a GIA
Graduate Gemologist.

I have cut some nice stone myself but Bob does a great job.

Steve talk to him before you by a Machine He uses a FACETRON //
Not trying to change your mind. And I would not say anything that
might be taken wrong. But look before you make that investment.

Good luck on your new cutting project. AL


#4

I’d be glad to look at your info as soon as possible

steve ross
Steve Ross, Executive Director,
Michiana Free-Net