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WE NOW ACCEPT PAY PAL

7-15-2017: I recently found Thumb Drives at a reasonable price. Therefore if you would like any books I can provide them on Thumb drives at NO EXTRA COST! It seems CD-r’s are obsolete but we’ll supply them if you want. I can also send you a download via e-mail. I’ve done some downloads and it has worked flawlessly.

YOU CAN NOW USE PAY PAL FOR BOOKS, LESSONS AND MACHINES.

SEND TO: jimperkinslapidary@gmail.com

PRICES FOR NEW BOOK: GEMSTONE FACETING WITH JIM PERKINS

95 PAGES, 17 COLOR PAGES 53 DESIGNS, HOW TO FACET OPAL, NOVELTY OR STAR CUTS, MANY NEW DESIGNS.

COLOR PRINT COPY: $ 55.50 + SHIPPING

THUMB DRIVE INCLUDING POSTAGE IN U.S.A. $30.00 OVERSEAS: ADD $20.00

CD-r INCLUDING POSTAGE IN U.S.A. $30.00 OVERSEAS: ADD $20.00

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Our NEW BOOK EXPECTED IN 2017.

We are pleased to announce our new book being worked on: FACETING WITH JIM PERKINS. This is going to be a very comprehensive book for beginners, Intermediate and Advanced faceters. We hope to release it in 2017.  Watch our Internet site for updated reports.

Our new book is finished! We will shortly make it available in three different formats. 1. Printed and bound. This will be the most expensive because we have included many color photos. Color photos are expensive for me to print in low volumes. Due to the weight it will cost the most to ship. 2. CD-r in PDF format. 3. Since some new computers don’t have a CD-rom drive I can make any of my books available on a “thumb drive”. I will have pricing for all three available soon.

 

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RELEASE DATE OF MY NEW BOOK MOVED UP!

September 24, 2015

On my way home from work today I was thinking about my new book. I am going to be busy either with work or gem cutting from now until Christmas. I am also satisfied with the book as it is now configured. So, I’ve decided to release it NOW! Perhaps some of you will want to cut some of the designs for Christmas gifts. Maybe you’ll want it for a SWEETEST DAY gift. Whatever the case it is now ready to ship so feel free to send your check or if overseas you can wire money via Western Union. I’ll ship your book(s) on CD-r and you can begin enjoying them.

Best regards,

 

Jim Perkins

 

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our 2017 PRICE LIST FOR BOOKS

list of our books: These prices supersede all past prices.

1. 50 DIAGRAMS POTPURRI

2. BETTER ANGLE CHOICES

3. DESIGNED FOR QUARTZ

4. DESIGNED FOR SAPPHIRE

5. GEM BOOK I

6. GEM BOOK II

7. GEM BOOK III

8. GEM BOOK IV

9. GEM BOOK V

10. MY FAVORITE FACETING DESIGNS

11. FROM ONE QUARTZ CUTTER TO ANOTHER

12. FROM ONE QUARTZ CUTTER TO ANOTHER VOLUME 2 – AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 25, 2015

13. THE GARNET STUDY

14. SYLLABUS FOR GEM CAD FOR WINDOWS & GEM RAY FOR WINDOWS

15. FACETING WITH JIM PERKINS (NEW JUST RELEASED)

PRICING FOR 2017:

U.S.A. CUSTOMERS – FREE SHIPPING, SEND CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO: JIM PERKINS P.O. B. 1041  MEDINA, OHIO 44258

CANADA AND OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS – ADD $20.00 TO COVER SHIPPING AND HANDLING, SEND MONEY BY WESTERN UNION.

BOOKS ON CD-r IN .PDF FORMAT:

PRICES FOR ANY ONE BOOK: $30...

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HOW TO ORDER OUR BOOKS

  1. 50 Diagrams Potpourri
  1. Better Angle Choices
  1. Designed For Quartz
  1. Designed For Sapphire
  1. Gem Book I
  1. Gem Book II
  1. Gem Book III
  1. Gem Book IV
  1. Gem Book V
  2. MY FAVORITE FACETING DESIGNS
  3. FROM ONE QUARTZ CUTTER TO ANOTHER
  4. FROM ONE QUARTZ CUTTER TO ANOTHER VOL. 2  (NEW – AVAILABLE 11/25/2015)
  5. THE GARNET STUDY
  6. SYLLABUS FOR GEM CAD FOR WINDOWS & GEM RAY FOR WINDOWS
  7. LEARNING TO FACET USING THE FACETRON

PRICES FOR ANY ONE BOOK: $30.00 EACH

ANY THREE BOOKS: $60.00 (SAVE $30.00)

ANY FIVE BOOKS $100.00 (SAVE $50.00)

ANY 10 BOOKS $225.00 (SAVE $75.00)

ALL 15 BOOKS $300.00 (SAVE $150.00)

DO NOT TRY TO ORDER ON-LINE

U.S.A. MAIL YOUR CHECK TO: JIM PERKINS  P.O. BOX 1041  MEDINA, OHIO 44258   WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.

FOR U.S.A. ONLY FREE SHIPPING.

FOR OVERSEAS ORDERS: EXPERIENCE HAS SHO...

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Jim Perkins BOOK OF BIRTHSTONES (EXPECTED BY END OF YEAR)

2015 promises to be a busy and challenging year for us. However, we are hoping to finish a new faceting design book, THE BOOK OF BIRTHSTONES. We are going through all twelve months and adding multiple designs for each. We will include natural stones and where necessary synthetics for each birthstone. All the angles will be calculated for optimal optical performance and we will also include all of the .gem files so you can adjust angles to suit yourself.

This will be on CD-Rom as our other books and the disk will include the .gem files as well.

Projected price: $30.00 including shipping and handling in the U.S.A. and Canada $50.00 over seas.

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THE FORGOTTEN BOOK – NOW AVAILABLE

It seems I’ve been so busy I forgot to post this new book: THE GARNET STUDY.  I want to review this book one more time but as I remember it I was pretty happy with it. I will plan to release it in January 2015 for all the “Garnet Babies” born in January. The price of this book will be $30.00 including USPS in the U.S.A.  This is a book that will change the way you cut garnets and provide you more color, flash and sparkle than you thought possible.

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FROM ONE QUARTZ CUTTER TO ANOTHER

HALLOWEEN TRILLION QUARTZ SHIELD OCTOVAL

Images top to bottom: Halloween Trillion, Sir Galahad’s Shield, OCTOVAL

My latest book is all about quartz. There are some really great features in this book NEVER OFFERED BY ANYONE BEFORE.

I’ve not only put designs in this book, I’ve included lot’s of information about quartz and personal insights to my experiences in faceting from the last 24 years. I believe faceters will find these stories interesting and enjoyable. This is a lot more than an ordinary faceting design book.
1. It comes on CD-R in .pdf format so you can print the entire book
or just those pages you want.
2. There are 109 pages and 83 faceting designs.
3. For the first time ever to my knowledge this book contains all the designs in .gem format.

This means that if you have Gem Cad For Windows you can load the designs in...

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