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Wykoff plans for jamb peg faceting


#1

All,

Has anyone attempted to do faceting faceting equipment built by Gerry
Wykoff’s plans, available through The Gem Connection?

I’d like to know if he is for real or not before I even think of him
as an alternative to doing nothing as far as learning how to facet is
concerned.

I also have a Yaesu FT101EE Amateur Radio with two spare final tubes
and a WARC Expansion Kit, worth about $500 all together, that I would
gladly consider trading for an entry level faceting machine.

Thanks,
Andrew Jonathan Fine


#2

Wykoff is certainly for real, though his books are dated. Never saw
one of his machines in the flesh. They are a jamb-peg with an index
wheel, and certainly capable of cutting a stone. You need a flat lap
to go with them, of course, and the laps will cost more than the
faceting head. I wouldn’t expect to win any faceting competitions
with it, but you can cut a pretty stone.

Al Balmer
Sun City, AZ