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 Post subject: Re: The DARKSIDE Experience
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:39 pm 
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But, it will be presentable...that's about it. It will probably look like a million bucks to her though.


Of course it will, and it will be.

We all fall into a trap after staring at a stone under magnifiers for hours. We know every imperfect meet, every cat hair, every minor fault. We went LOOKING for them, and we know the stone more intimately that anyone alive ever will.
And for a morale booster, keep some commercially cut stones around for a glance once in a while - Stones that she herself would have greedily snapped up in a retail store.

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 Post subject: Re: The DARKSIDE Experience
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:58 pm 
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But, it will be presentable...that's about it. It will probably look like a million bucks to her though.


Of course it will, and it will be.

We all fall into a trap after staring at a stone under magnifiers for hours. We know every imperfect meet, every cat hair, every minor fault. We went LOOKING for them, and we know the stone more intimately that anyone alive ever will.
And for a morale booster, keep some commercially cut stones around for a glance once in a while - Stones that she herself would have greedily snapped up in a retail store.



I heartily agree. The stone is off the dop and clean now. It's pretty! And she'll never know anything but pretty.

What you have stated is something that I have told former cutting students, my wife, and myself time and time again. I have a tendency to employ myself in technical types of things that others simply can't fathom. And as a result of that, I have also learned that I am my own worst critic. And yes...I know every flaw on every piece I've ever made...and will it make any difference to the person who wears one of my creations??...NOT A WHIT!!

So, We always strive to do the best we can with the materials and tools we have at hand. We always strive to improve on the next piece we do...so over time, our stuff just keeps getting better. And once we're done with a project, no matter how easy or hard it was...We just let it go...it's in the past now, and we live in the present and dream of the future. The past is just a lesson now...I wanna know what I'm doing for tomorrow, not yesterday.

Tomorrow I'm starting on a suite of 3 blue-green YAG's. This should be some fun and relaxing cutting...more gifts for the family....

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 Post subject: Re: The DARKSIDE Experience
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:59 pm 
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I found that the Darkside seems to polish more easily when it is on the dry side.

I found that true with both the darkside and the diamatrix. Just a spritz of water with a spray bottle now and then to keep it from being completely dry. It only takes a few seconds on most facets to polish.


What you say interests me as the chemistry and physics involved on both laps are very different. You have given me something to think about as a background process.

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Running on the edge of dryness defeats hydroviscous shear levitation...


Yeah, if I had a dollar for every time I said that!

NOT. :smt105

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 Post subject: Re: The DARKSIDE Experience
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Yeah, if I had a dollar for every time I said that!

NOT.

If you took your bike over steel drawbridge in the rain, you would have.
There is one near me.
Even the Armadillo tires don't help.

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 Post subject: Re: The DARKSIDE Experience
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True 'nuff. Well, with a few expletives added.

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