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  1. #1
    Mar 2008
    Boise, Idaho
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    Lapidary gemstone faceting machine and cool table!

    I was out early Saturday morning running some errands and I saw a sign for a yard sale, so I decided to go take a look, even though I was a half hour earlier than the opening time on the sign. As soon as I got there I saw the teak wood folding table with the huge brass platter top, and hand chased designs, but then I saw the faceting machine. I asked the woman if it was ok to look as I was early, but she said go ahead. I asked about the faceting machine first, and the man said $25! So I told him I would buy it, and then asked about the table. The woman said $25 as if it was a question, so I offered $20 and she accepted. Then the guy told me he had a rock saw if I would be interested. Turned out to be a Lortone 8" trim saw, also $25! Then I realized I didn't have any cash, so I asked to run to the ATM and come back and they agreed. I think I can sell the faceting machine locally for $550, the table for probably $200 locally, and the rock saw for $100...Paid $75 for everything. Lapidary is big here, Idaho is "The Gem State" after all. HHClick image for larger version. 

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  2. #2

    Jul 2015
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    Beautiful table. Very Mid Century. Great scores on the machines as well! Congratulations. It's a little funny to read that you were concerned about being a half hour early! Over here in Florida, a half hour early, is a half hour too late! :-) All the best!

    Last edited by artslinger; Aug 11, 2019 at 03:12 PM.
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  3. #3
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    Jul 2012
    Blackfoot, Idaho
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    Man, you STOLE that faceting equipment...great find!
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    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

  5. #5
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    Oct 2014
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    You did very well, congrats!
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  6. #6
    May 2009
    NC USA
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    Wow just wow! I might take a go at gem cutting If I ever found one of them

  7. #7
    Grant Brandenburg

    Jan 2013
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    That's amazing what you get your hands on at the dump. I can't rummage through anything at our local landfill. Guess they have the one man's trash is not gonna be the poor man's treasure rule.



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