Welcome to the latest edition of The SomeTimes Newsletter!
Back with the latest edition of the news, from the Lapidary World of Ultra Tec.
We thank you for all your interesting comments, super stones, and the feedback on the products we make!
This month a few Congratulations are in Order...
V5 Faceting Machine - Intro Video Ad
I HAVE SEEN TRUE FANTASY -- AND ITS NAME IS 'WAVE-CONCAVE!'
These exceptional designs were cut by Dalan Hargrave. Dalan developed the style and calls it "wave-concave" - and this blue topaz and pink morganite are the first stones using the innovative technique. Dalan wrote to us: "...this style is only possible with the V5 mast and Fantasy machine. Thanks for two great products." (thank you Dalan for the compliment - and for your imagination and artistry).
Dalan added to his note this bit of advice for all fantasy cutters: "...don't be afraid to bend light".
In earlier writing about the Ultra Tec Fantasy machine Dalan had said that the user is limited only by his imagination - and these new stones certainly seem to be a affirmation of that statement.
We at Ultra Tec are particularly pleased with our being "enablers" and that Dalan's words - "thanks for two great products, the Fantasy Machine and the V5" were happily shared by all of us at Ultra Tec.
From the World of CLASSIC FACETING ...a fantastic design by Glenn Klein
Now, this stone deserves some studying, doesn't it! Glenn, a long-time Ultra Tec cutter - and faceting award winner, reports that he was playing around with 5-pointed-star designs (now you see it in there, don't you), and ended up with his "Starman" design. Here it is, cut in CZ (cut by Glenn and so you know it's as close to perfect that things get to be).
In San Diego, California - Ultra Tec's new representative is Wayne Moorhead.
Wayne has been faceting for 12 years. Wayne is School Director at the San Diego Mineral & Gem Society - where faceting classes are offered in a fully equipped schoolroom setup. He runs a small business importing diamond grinding wheels and lapidary saw blades, and has taught cabochon and metalsmithing classes. He enjoys collecting and contour polishing petrified wood.
John Dyers Review of the V5 Faceting Machine
John Dyer's Comparison Review of the V5 to the V2 Faceting Machines.