Club House  -  Gem Faceting

Instructor: - Bob Ballou

Cost: - $5.00 Club House Usage Fee

Materials: - Please bring your own materials or materials can be purchased from

      the instructor

Required Tools: - The Club has the required tools (faceting machine and

      accessories) but you can bring any of your own tools and supplies.

Availability: - By appointment only

Description: - Faceting is the process of taking raw materials nad cutting precise

      plains and angles into that material to form a distinct pattern. A faceting

      machine is use to make these precise "cuts" by grinding material down on a

      horizontal plan. The process can take anywhere from four to five hours on a

      small stone, and will increase in time based on size and complexity of design.