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#1

I’m going to give this a try, I’m a better goldsmith than I am a computer buff!
I am a professional goldsmith/gemologist in El Paso and have been getting the
mail from this site regularly and just wanted to introduce myself (so I’ll know
how this thing works when I have a question!) Rick


#2

Hi Rick,

pleased to meet you as no doubt are the myriad lurkers about.

If you have questions post them, if you have neat things to tell post them.

yours

Charles

Brain Press
Box 1624, Ste M
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7
Canada

tel: 403-263-3955
fax: 403-283-9053
Email: @Charles_Lewton-Brain


#3

Rick,

I’ll provide support with PC’s if you provide support in golsmithing . .
welcome aboard.

Its great for neu-bees.
Jim

At 09:30 PM 9/15/96 +0000, you wrote:


#4

please take me off your mailing list


#5

please take me off your mailing list


#6

please take me off your mailing list


#7

Hello Orchid Members!

My name is Dianne & I have been lurking here for about a month. I found this
list through a post on the Jewelry Mailing List. I am an amateur working mostly
with silver wire. I started about a year ago. Many of the posts on this list
have been interesting, but not really useful to me, which is why I haven’t
introduced myself before now. But I have become aware of a whole new world!
Some of the terminology is completely beyond me (i.e. what’s a sprue?), but I am
encouraged by how willing people are to share their knowledge.

That’s all for now!

Regards
Dianne Karg
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
103125.1115@compuserve.com


#8

Hello Orchid Members!

My name is Dianne & I have been lurking here for about a month. I found this
list through a post on the Jewelry Mailing List. I am an amateur working
mostly
with silver wire. I started about a year ago. Many of the posts on this list
have been interesting, but not really useful to me, which is why I haven’t
introduced myself before now. But I have become aware of a whole new world!
Some of the terminology is completely beyond me (i.e. what’s a sprue?), but
I am
encouraged by how willing people are to share their knowledge.

Welcome Dianne!


#9

Welcome Diane. I am new here also.

In jewelry lost wax casting a sprue is a wax rod that creates the channel
(once it is burnt out) for the molten metal to enter the cavity of the
design.

Kenneth Gastineau
gastin@mis.net


#10

Dianne Karg wrote:

Hello Orchid Members!

My name is Dianne & I have been lurking here for about a month. I found this
list through a post on the Jewelry Mailing List. I am an amateur working mostly
with silver wire. I started about a year ago. Many of the posts on this list
have been interesting, but not really useful to me, which is why I haven’t
introduced myself before now. But I have become aware of a whole new world!
Some of the terminology is completely beyond me (i.e. what’s a sprue?), but I am
encouraged by how willing people are to share their knowledge.

That’s all for now!

Regards
Dianne Karg
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
103125.1115@compuserve.com

orchid@ganoksin.com

Diane,
A sprue is the point where metal enters a mold.Or a path the metal
takes to fill a mold…In lost wax casting it is a wax rod that the wax
is attached to…Gavin


#11

Dianne,

Unfortuneately for the Pros and Masters using the forum(and I use the terms
with appreciation and respect for the level of knowledge received here by
many), I have not been a ‘lurker’ but am also an amaturer. I continue to
read and try ‘things’ on my own as well as those suggested by those offering
suggestion in the forum.

. . . .Their unselfish sharing of informaiton, experience continues to
really supprise me!.. as I’m sure it will for you!..

Jim

At 09:18 PM 10/9/96 +0000, you wrote:


#12

Hello! I am a combat veteran and Episcopal (Anglican) Priest who makes
jewelry. I fell in love with colored stones several years ago, now collect
them , and occasionally make rings. I also make and sell a variety of
necklaces. I do business as The Blue Flounder. My joy is in the collecting
and making, and the selling just allows me to do more! Thank you for
welcoming me to your list.

If you have good colored stones, send me a descriptive list.

Mark T. Werner


#13

David…check this address out, may be of use to you.
RE: MATTS SCRIPT ARCHIVE
http://www.worldwidemart.com/scripts/
Free script for feedback forms, graphical counters, etc., to
include in your website.

Susan

At 03:22 PM 10/24/96 -0400, you wrote:

A question that has been tugging at me is when my wife and I set up a
web page, can we not only track the number of hits but also have a
recoed of the email addresses that hit our site for future mailings. I
realized that we will have a info prompt etc, etc, But is there a way
to automatically log this Anybody?

David
for
David & Caroline

David,
I believe that it is no longer possible to obtain the email address of a
web visitor. At one time, in an early version of Netscap it was possible
but was viewed as a security leak. You can get the internet address of all
visitors from the log file of the http server used by your isp to serve up
you web site.
That internet address identifies the requesting isp and sometimes the
dialup port on that isp.

VaN
Van Backeris, MFG Systems
Suite 109, 118 Evergreen Heights Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Voice:412/415-7601 FAX:412/415-7604
Helping discrete manufacturers operate more productively and profitably
through the use of "Time Critical Manufacturing"™


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#14

David…check this address out, may be of use to you.
RE: MATTS SCRIPT ARCHIVE
http://www.worldwidemart.com/scripts/
Free script for feedback forms, graphical counters, etc., to
include in your website.

Susan

At 03:22 PM 10/24/96 -0400, you wrote:

A question that has been tugging at me is when my wife and I set up a
web page, can we not only track the number of hits but also have a
recoed of the email addresses that hit our site for future mailings. I
realized that we will have a info prompt etc, etc, But is there a way
to automatically log this Anybody?

David
for
David & Caroline

David,
I believe that it is no longer possible to obtain the email address of a
web visitor. At one time, in an early version of Netscap it was possible
but was viewed as a security leak. You can get the internet address of all
visitors from the log file of the http server used by your isp to serve up
you web site.
That internet address identifies the requesting isp and sometimes the
dialup port on that isp.

VaN
Van Backeris, MFG Systems
Suite 109, 118 Evergreen Heights Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Voice:412/415-7601 FAX:412/415-7604
Helping discrete manufacturers operate more productively and profitably
through the use of "Time Critical Manufacturing"™


   Sponsored by Execu/Quest Marketing Consultants

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orchid@ganoksin.com


#15

Hello, all! I’m a 42 year old rockhound. I recently aquired a cabbing wheel
and a trim saw so I could shape my own stones and gems to use in my beadwork

  • could never find exactly what I needed at shows.
    Can anyone tell me the best method to get a high polish on rhodocrosite
    (massive)?
    Thanks!
    Elena

#16

Greetings To All,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the Orchid
Community.
My name is Mike Shell. I am a gem mineral collector, gold panner,
rockhound,
and sometimes jewelry maker. I enjoy collecting rare gems, phenomenon
stones,
and specimen gold.

I enjoy swapping gems and minerals with rockhounds all over the world
through
the internet in my spare time.

My wife and I own the Minerals and More Rockshop in Bethel, Ohio. We keep
busy doing many craft shows and festivals all year long. My wife (Barbara)
makes fine wire wrap jewelry, beaded necklaces, and bracelets.

I look forward to monitoring and occasionally posting to the Orchid List.

Regards,

Mike Shell
Minerals and More
P.O. Box 371,
Bethel, Ohio 45106


#17

Aloha to Orchid members:

My name is Jan Fouts. I’m a rockhound, a beginning silversmith, and am
also a faculty member at one of our community colleges. I’ve taken four
jewelry courses through the community colleges, with lost wax casting
really peaking my interest. I usually just lurk on my listservs,
absorbing lots of interesting but I must say that in the 3
days I have been subscribed to Orchid, I’ve learned a lot already.

I, like many others, are sometimes hesitant to pipe up and ask questions
of such a prestigious group for fear of being told to “read the
literature” or being flammed as stupid. Even my jewelry instructor
couldn’t answer some of my questions and just left me to experiment by
myself.

Just like being a member of one big, happy family, I recognize some of
your members from other listservs I subscribe to, i.e. Artmetal, Jewelry,
Rockhounds.

Keep up the great dialog on the myriad of topics that you cover. I’ve
gotten in the habit of reading each and every email I receive even though
that means setting aside time to go through 100-150 a day.

Aloha to all. Jan


#18

At 11:49 AM 12/6/96 -1000, you wrote:

Aloha to Orchid members:

My name is Jan Fouts. I’m a rockhound, a beginning silversmith, and am
also a faculty member at one of our community colleges. I’ve taken four
jewelry courses through the community colleges, with lost wax casting
really peaking my interest. I usually just lurk on my listservs,
absorbing lots of interesting but I must say that in the 3
days I have been subscribed to Orchid, I’ve learned a lot already.

I, like many others, are sometimes hesitant to pipe up and ask questions
of such a prestigious group for fear of being told to “read the
literature” or being flammed as stupid. Even my jewelry instructor
couldn’t answer some of my questions and just left me to experiment by
myself.

Just like being a member of one big, happy family, I recognize some of
your members from other listservs I subscribe to, i.e. Artmetal, Jewelry,
Rockhounds.

Keep up the great dialog on the myriad of topics that you cover. I’ve
gotten in the habit of reading each and every email I receive even though
that means setting aside time to go through 100-150 a day.

Aloha to all. Jan

Welcome, Jan!

Believe me, there is a ton of great here; please don’t hesitate
to ask any questions you may have. Everyone here has been terrific in
answering. No matter how “dumb” you may think the question is, chances are
there is someone else out there who wants to know, too! Some of the
techniques discussed here have arisen out of questions asked and the broad
spectrum of answers received. As you may have noticed, some things are
pretty standard but the variety of ways we apply them is incredible! Yeah,
some of us are from Artmetal and Jewelry as well as a few other newsgroups;
I ask my “stupid” questions there, too.

Come on in, the water’s fine!

Susan

C Gems
Original Designs and Period Jewelry
cgems@pipeline.com


#19

In a message dated 96-12-06 19:15:18 EST, you write:

I, like many others, are sometimes hesitant to pipe up and ask questions
of such a prestigious group for fear of being told to “read the
literature” or being flammed as stupid. Even my jewelry instructor
couldn’t answer some of my questions and just left me to experiment by
myself.

Jan,

I’ve never seen a flame here. I reaad posts daily and ask questions. I
almost never contribute advise because I am still learning. But if I feel I
can contribute, I have no fear in doing so.

Welcome aboard,
Candy


#20

Jan,

I agree with Candy, comment away! Experience is one thing, and we all are
continuously striving, however, freshness is something entirely refreshing.
We welcome your breath of fresh air.

Elizabeth