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Hi guys , I am writing after a very long time , i have been lurking
for some time. I am from Sri Lanka , and our lapidary industry goes
back around 1000 years give or take a few decades. we had faceting
machines , Not the kind you see these days , instead of the motor
you had hand power , there was a long stick which had a cord
attached to it and as the craftsman pulled the stick from side to
side the wheel moved .
There were no Diamond laps too , it was only iron and cabarondom
powder. the stone was glued to a stick and the craftsman roughly
kept the angle .
Sorry i don't have an image to show you , but this is the way all
stones were cut until the 1970`s