[Tucson 2006] OPLC Hob Nob

If you are a feceter as well as an Orchid member and visiting Tucson
during the Gem Show. The following message will give you the
opportunity to meet and exchange with some of the finest
faceters known.

Last year this HobNob was concurrent with the Orchid Dinner and I
missed it. this year it is the next evening and for me, very doable.


Some of the large tent’s are going up already and the Town is
getting a buss with the preparations for the big show.

To all would be Visitors to the Tucson gem show that are in
town around the 4th of February and would like to join us there
Here are some of the details: The reason I mention the date is
that the show runs for 18 days it starts on the 27th of January
thru February 12. It all depends what you interests are. Most
interesting time for factors is around the 3 - 10 the of
February, Reminder: Faceters HOB NOB February 4, 2006 6:00
P.M.Old Pueblo Lapidary Club If you want to sell items a
donation of 50 dollars to the club is required for a table,
there are two vendors signed up so far. We will have a most
beautiful stone contest for Natural and synthetic to enter is
free so bring one of each, the only requirement is that you
have cut the stone yourself and it is not mounted in a setting.
Judging will be done by all the participants of the Hob Nob. So
do not worry about perfect meet points and cat or horse hair
scratches, The stones are display and are behind glass at least
30 inches away. Winners of both categories will receive a
bragging trophy of recognition.

We charge 3.50 to eat pizza, drinks and desert if you want to
eat with us, it is not required. come and see the MONSTER
faceting machine being put together by Art Kavan, Billy Bob
Riley and Tom Miller, you won’t believe this.

This is the only place where faceters from all over come to
meet and get acquainted. The TUCSON gem show is just about to
start so buy your rough and stop by and visit with us. You can
get directions to the club by going to www.lapidaryclub.org

Today 76 degrees F, no snow that I can see not even in the
13,000 feet mountains.

Have Fun Faceting
Dieter Irmischer, Vail Arizona

Hi All:

I will be attending the OPLC Hob Nob at Tucson for sure. And, that is
only nine days from now…I can hardly wait.

I have had several requests from people wondering if I planned to
attend, and if I would have some of my Faceting History: Cutting
Diamonds & Colored Stones books with me at that time. You can be sure
that I will have plenty of books with me. If you will be attending
the Hob Nob, you can catch me there if you are interested in seeing
one of the books. I will be happy to sign your copy if you wish, and
you can save the shipping and handling costs by talking to me there.

Dianne’s post that she and her husband will be displaying a
collection of antique gemological instruments at the main Tucson show
is of great interest to me. Many of you know my thoughts about there
being a special faceters museum some day. Since I am a G.G., the
identification instruments of years past are interesting to me. I
would like to see how the earlier gemologists arrived at their
determinations. By Main Show, does that mean the Convention Center
show after the AGTA show? There are lots of main shows, when you get
to looking. It depends on each persons personal preferences I guess.
I will not be in Tucson for the whole two weeks, so I had to make a
choice. This year it means I will be in town for the first week of
the shows, not the last week. Heck, wish I were rich. Then I would
be there for everything. This year I will be at the Orchid dinner,
the OPLC Hob Nob, and attend the four hour GIA course on determining
quality of that fourth C…CUT. Other than that, I will be seeing
as many of the shows that my feet will carry me to.

Glenn Klein, G.G.
Lake Forest CA USA