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tkishkape

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I just registered after googling this forum. WOW! Nice bunch of folks!
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I am a hobbiest with a load of rough and enough experience and technique to fill a thimble. I have enjoyed reading the various posts and now am re-invigorated to go back to my old faceting machine and try some more. My stone of preferance is sunstone with a nice schiller, especially since I have half a Kg of facet quality material. Next in preferance is natural light blue and white topaz.

I was searching to find some help in polishing the topaz with 8K, 50K and 100K diamond on a corel lap. I also have a well-used ceramic lap, but it''s a real pain to use. I guess I''ll have to bite the bullet and spring for a zinc lap.
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Any insight and/or critique is welcomed.

Albert
 

Linda W

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Welcome to PS Albert
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I know absolutely nothing about polishing stones, but I just wanted to welcome you. Hopefully a pro, will read your post and help you.

Linda
 

FrekeChild

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Yes, welcome Albert!

There are a few cutters around, so I hope they can help!!!
 

mochi

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Welcome!! Please feel free to post pictures!
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