I know how you feel. I inherited my dad's faceting machine and did
not know here to begin. I did searches on the internet until I
found www.facters.com. I found it to be very educational and it
has good instructions on how to facet. I am not saying it will
replace a good hands-on instructor, but it is a possible resource
for you. Hopefully someone else will chime in and give you more
help. I still have not had any formal training, but I get by.
That website is indeed a great resource. You do have to keep in mind
that in areas where there may be different opinions, some faceters
may disagree, so don’t make this your sole resource.
In my opinion, there is no better resource than the USFG (United
States Faceters Guild) list. Check it out at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/usfgfaceterslist or, better yet, follow
the link from the Guild’s website at http://www.usfacetersguild.org.
If you do choose to join the Guild, it’s the best $18/year you’ve
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