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 Post subject: FFF 6.0
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:05 pm 
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Those involved in setting up a Franklin Faceter's Frolic for Franklin NC end of July - early August 2012 are looking for input regarding the upcoming Frolic.

There has been a lot of discussion about past sites. While it is agreed that the "Fun Factory" is not the ideal location, financial constraints and limited facilities have put quite a crimp on finding a suitable environment. So if anyone has any specifics about other options, please speak up while there is still time to act.

We are also looking for input from dealers who wish to set up there, as well as participants. Suggested speakers are also being solicited (hint, hint Jon!).

Please comment here or over on the USFG board so that we can keep this opportunity alive.

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Those involved in setting up a Franklin Faceter's Frolic for Franklin NC end of July - early August 2012 are looking for input regarding the upcoming Frolic.

There has been a lot of discussion about past sites. While it is agreed that the "Fun Factory" is not the ideal location, financial constraints and limited facilities have put quite a crimp on finding a suitable environment. So if anyone has any specifics about other options, please speak up while there is still time to act.

We are also looking for input from dealers who wish to set up there, as well as participants. Suggested speakers are also being solicited (hint, hint Jon!).


The Sixth Annual Franklin Faceter's Frolic - FFF6 - will be July 26th and 27th at the Fun Factory in Franklin, NC. There will be classes, workshops, demonstrations, speakers, facet rough, cut stones, facet machine dealers, tools, supplies and door prizes. More details will be announced soon.

Anyone interested in helping with setup, admissions, tickets, etc. please contact Tom Maxwell off list at tmm@sc.rr.com.

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Robert Strickland, author of GemCad and GemRay will have two classes on Friday, July 26. Beginners Class from 9:00 to 12:00 and Advanced Class from 1:00 to 4:00. The cost for each class is $25.00 and you can request registration and payment instructions by leaving a comment on our webpage - http://www.franklinfacetersfrolic.com or contact me at tmm@sc.rr.com

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The Sixth Annual Faceters Frolic - FFF6 - will be held in Franklin, NC on July
26 and 27,2013. GemCad classes will be held on Friday, July 26. You may
register and pay for the GemCad classes by contacting Tom Maxwell -
tmm5111@...


We are offering 2 methods of payment and registration in order of preference:
1. I can send you a PayPal Invoice.
There will be a $1.00 processing fee for the use of Paypal or a credit card.
2. You can mail a check payable to The Faceters Frolic in the amount of $25.00 to
Tom Maxwell
1741 Kennerly Road
Irmo, SC 29063

Just let me know which class(es) you would like to attend.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Tom Maxwell
Carolina Custom Gems
803-407-2618
803-600-9450
tmm5111@gmail.com


The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday July 26, 2013

9:00 – 12:00 AM – Beginner GemCad Class:
Robert Strickland, who developed GemCad, will be offering a Beginner Class for
those who want to learn the basic How-To of GemCad Software. You should bring
your laptop with GemCad already loaded on it ready to go by 9:00 AM. You can
down load a free trial of GemCad, 30 days before the class. If you do not
purchase before you get there, you may purchase during the Frolic from Robert.
Once you learn how to use, we believe you will realize the real value in this
software tool for any level if faceting you do. http://www.gemcad.com

1:00 – 4 PM Advanced GemCad Class:
After lunch, Robert Strickland will teach a GemCad Class where you will learn
how to use the Advanced power of GemCad in designing more complex stone. Signup
priority will be given to those students who have experience through the Basic
Class or through the use of GemCad at home.

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Dealers Open in Banquet Room
This year the dealers will setup and be open for business after 10:00 AM in the
3 Banquet Rooms used at FFF5.

6:00 – 8:00 PM – Faceters Meet & Best Looking Stone Contest:
At 6 PM, we move to the Depot Room for our evening social – "The Faceters Meet".
A pizza meal will be available for a nominal fee, and a "Pretty Stone" contest
will be held. Anyone may enter one (1) stone (natural, synthetic, or simulant)
into the contest. Each person will have 3 tickets to vote for the three (3) best
looking stone entered.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

9:00 AM – Admission & Opening Remarks:
We will officially start FFF6 in the Dealer/Demo area of the three connected
Banquet Rooms, when Dealers will be open and Demo's will start soon afterwards.

9:00 – 5:00 PM – Dealers & Demo's Open:
During the day in the Banquet Room, the Dealers will sell their product and try
to answer your questions. Drawings for many Door Prizes will be at 9:30, 11:30,
1:30, 3:30, and the Grand Prize drawing at 4:30 with winning numbers announced
and awarded in the Banquet Room. You have to be present for this drawing and
match your ticket number to the winning number, so hang on to those tickets. The
Grand Prize drawing will be at 4:30 in the Banquet Room and if your not there,
we will mail it to you, since you will have provided us with your name, address
and phone number on the Grand Prize Drawing Ticket. FFF6 will end at 5:00 PM.

9:00 – 11:00 AM Program:
"How do I know when I'm done, a practical lesson in gem cutting."
In the "Depot Room" – Diane Eames GG from Mason Texas (home of Texas Topaz) will
share with you her many years of faceting experience and answering your
questions. This will be a hands on workshop. Participants should bring a loupe
and a stone that they have faceted.

1:00 – 2:00 PM Program:
Heat Treating Gemstones
In the "Depot Room", Lisa Elser from Vancouver, BC, CA will give a presentation
on the heat treatment of gemstones. "Heat treatment of gems dates back to
ancient times, but many there is little practical information for faceters on
the hows and whys. This talk will look at the whys to give a high level
technical understanding of heat treatment but also at techniques and processes
for heating your own tourmaline, tanzanite, zircon and aquamarine.

3:00 – 4:00 PM Program:
Competition Cutting
In the "Depot Room" – Dr. Howard Bromley from Memphis and Editor for USFG
Newsletter will speak to you about his experience competing in both the USFG
Competition and the Australian Competition. You will hear what is required and
how the stones are judged.

Further information and details are available the the official website. http://www.franklinfacetersfrolic.com

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 5:37 pm 
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I am really looking forward to this. I've got a few more things I want to try in the oven between now and then. That means chaining Tom to the photo bench, but he's a very good sport about it.

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We still have room for vendors, have some rough, selling machines? We would love to have you.
Contact me, or tmax, we'll get you fixed up!


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You really should go. But if you cannot make it (and I need to see a lengthy explanation with witnesses of why not before you are excused), I will be doing video of the Saturday parts.

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I'm planning on getting there this year. George, will you have videos of the previous years available?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:30 pm 
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Hey Al,

I only created DVDs of FFF3. I may be able to compile 4, but not sure of my time. And... if I make more copies of 3, they are going to be artless on the covers I think in the current time frame.

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I do have your dvd's for FFF3. More would certainly be welcome, but I'm grateful for what you've already done.


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Lap Journal is out of print and out of stock for the May 2011 issue with my heat treatment article.

I've posted a .PDF on my website - on the right hand side under "In the News."

Enjoy!

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The persons responsible for the creation of the new database, Will Smith, Bob Long and Robert Strickland will be the The Faceters Frolic in Franklin, NC on July 26 and 27 and available to discuss the project in more detail.

See Upcoming Shows and Events or go to http://www.franklinfacetersfrolic.com for more information.

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