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John_Spiech

John_Spiech

I'm a 66 year old retired army officer and educator and I live in beautiful Juneau Alaska. I have been making jewelry and cutting stones for about 30 years as a hobby and ocasionally on request for friends. I am primarily self taught but was taught faceting by the late Ken McGowan of Lawrence, Michigan and have taken some university courses at at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Alaska,S.E. in jewelry making. I have several faceting machines, some lapidary equipment, a vacuum casting machine, a centrifugal casting machine and a jewelry bench. This equipment pretty much determines the scope of my work. I find that I spend a lot of time fixing things for all kinds of people. I'm interested in this group because I have a lot to learn.; -