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Another Reason to Tumble
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Posted on Tue May 08, 2012 7:55 am
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So, awhile back I bought a USB Digital Microscope to help me with some of my more ridiculous Micromaille projects...
I won't get into that more here, but I have one, it's neat, you should get one too, they're neat... Did I already say that? Oh, neat!!!

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Anyway...

So I was playing with it today, and I popped my Sonic the Hedgehog Micro Inlay in, at FAR more magnification than I usually use... And WHOAH... While most of my closures are pretty damn good, some of the crap in and around them is just scary looking...



Moral of this story? Tumble things!!!! Eww!!!

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And then rinse them...

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AND THAN WEAR GLOVES

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Oh no, I think I'm becoming a germaphobe... Coif LoL


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Posted on Tue May 08, 2012 1:23 pm
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good lord, what is that gunk?


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Posted on Tue May 08, 2012 4:38 pm
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sakredchao wrote:
good lord, what is that gunk?


Ragged EC edges, flakes of skin, random other things you can't see with the naked eye.


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Posted on Tue May 08, 2012 5:48 pm
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hehehe this goes for most jewelry, rings are disguisting (the one on your finger) Wink .
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Posted on Tue May 08, 2012 6:54 pm
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I've been thinking about getting a microscope...but for my other hobby (entomology), not for doing micromaille. Thank goodness that I'm not a germophobe. I don't think I'd ever survive if I was because dirt and debris are everywhere.

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Posted on Tue May 08, 2012 9:03 pm
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Yeah, those microscopes can be fun to use. Here are a some pics I took the other day of sharp vs dull saw blades. At 800x you can visibly see the difference.




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Posted on Tue May 08, 2012 9:28 pm
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Martin wrote:
Yeah, those microscopes can be fun to use. Here are a some pics I took the other day of sharp vs dull saw blades. At 800x you can visibly see the difference.


now -this- is a reason to buy one of these gizmos, for me.

thanks, martin


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Posted on Tue May 08, 2012 9:39 pm
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Nice magnification!

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... USB Digital Microscope ...
Also: link? Anytime I hear "USB [device type]", I imagine something that attaches to my keyring and fits comfortably in my pocket; however wrong that assumption may be. Rolling Eyes

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Posted on Tue May 08, 2012 9:57 pm
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Aberrant Artificer wrote:
Nice magnification!

Daemon_Lotos wrote:
... USB Digital Microscope ...
Also: link? Anytime I hear "USB [device type]", I imagine something that attaches to my keyring and fits comfortably in my pocket; however wrong that assumption may be. Rolling Eyes


i searched it earlier today, it seems they are pretty common... and small. and cheaper than i was expecting.


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Posted on Tue May 08, 2012 10:17 pm
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sakredchao wrote:

now -this- is a reason to buy one of these gizmos, for me.
thanks, martin

You're welcome. Very Happy I've wanted such pictures for a long time, and there are none online. So I finally caved in and spent the $45 just to take one set of pics. Laughing

I bought this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/160610758146

For something that's made in China and sold on ebay, it is exactly as described, and you get exactly what you pay for.
This is the actual untouched image (other than the text) that I took at max zoom (advertized as 800x). At the 1024x768 size you can see the blurriness and limitation of the 2MP sensor. Biggest drawback: It has no focus, so you have to move the entire scope to focus the image.
http://www.ringinator.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/blades01.jpg

Another one showing chip weld and a clogged blade:
http://www.ringinator.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/frame15.jpg


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Posted on Thu May 10, 2012 10:25 pm
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Dammit now I want a USB Microscope, but my girlfriend says no because apparently 'to play with' isn't a real reason to buy one

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