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Re: Neat accessories 2 years 10 months ago #522

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I'm looking into a computer microscope to compliment my WEP. Any suggestions out there?

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Re: Neat accessories 2 years 10 months ago #523

babo wrote:
I'm looking into a computer microscope to compliment my WEP. Any suggestions out there?
Yes! I am also interested in what others have to say on this topic.
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Re: Neat accessories 2 years 10 months ago #524

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Jeremy, I use the VEOH VMS-004. It's cheap and kind of hard to focus, But it works great for my purposes.

Here is a picture of a .7mm pencil lead at the 400x setting.



And a picture of my delica after the 1 micron strops.



Just the tiniest little burr there. the white thing is a bit of paper towel lint.
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Re: Neat accessories 2 years 10 months ago #535

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Question for you. Have you ever measured how the angle changes as you move the stone from the vertical position to the far extremes of the blade? And further, how the angle changes when you bolt the blade in the holder at different heights? My contention is that you really shouldn't sharpen more than 6 inches of blade without repositioning the knife as the angle varies too greatly.
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Re: Neat accessories 2 years 10 months ago #537

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Wow! I want one of these. I just checked it on Amazon, $62, is that right? Had mixed reviews. Is it easy enough to use?
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drmatt357, If you read the review by Paul Cliffrd on that link He sums up my thoughts pretty well. It works really well for me when looking for that last little burr.



Edge after 14 micron strops.
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Thanx. I'm trying to find out if it's Mac compatible
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Re: Neat accessories 2 years 9 months ago #547

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Razoredge wrote:
Jeremy, I use the VEOH VMS-004. It's cheap and kind of hard to focus, But it works great for my purposes.

Here is a picture of a .7mm pencil lead at the 400x setting.



And a picture of my delica after the 1 micron strops.



Just the tiniest little burr there. the white thing is a bit of paper towel lint.


Those pictures look familiar... ;)

+1 on the Veho 400x. All of the microscope progressions on my blog are photographed with the Veho. You can put the whole thing up against the WEPS clamp - the scope can be a little wobbly, but with a little practice, it's not so difficult to do.I usually employ my daughter to push the camera button on the computer, although you can also take shots directly with a button on the scope.

For normal use out of the WEPS clamp without picture taking abilities, I use the Lumax 100x, which is a kids microscope for about $20.00 it works great. I just remove the slide clamps from the microscope's base.

In the WEPS clamp, a small loop with a light source is probably the best. IMO, 10x is minimum, but I like to go as high as I can with magnification. - Oh, and don't cut your nose off when checking the edge!
Tom Blodgett
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My Blog: jendeindustries.wordpress.com
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Re: Neat accessories 2 years 9 months ago #548

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Funny you mention the loupe. I just ordered the Bausche & Lomb loupe and was thinking I better be careful while viewing the blade. :woohoo:
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