As part of our educational objective the UKFCG demonstrates at a number of gem and mineral shows during the year. We normally have two machines demonstrating and visitors are invited to use the machines. By doing this we can frequently dispel some of the mystique surrounding the activity of faceting. It can be a fairly straightforward operation to cut and polish a stone, which needs only some time, concentration and good eyesight, assisted by glasses where necessary. We also display stones cut by members, to show what can be achieved, together with the selected competition stones.