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Blog entry by Karson posted 12-25-2010 09:14 PM 3665 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife never knows what to buy me, because if I want or need anything I go and buy it.

So I guess somewhere in a discussion I mentioned a hobby electronic microscope (A kids toy) because i wanted to look at the edges of my chisels when I sharpen them.

So one of the presents I got this year was this.

So this is the sharpened edge of a razor blade knife that I carry.

This is the micro edge of the sharpened blade with I guess a piece of apple or Christmas Cake stuck to the blade.

The micro edge is probably only about 10 thousands in width.

Here is the lid of an Andy Palm Box that I gave to my wife with a piece of jewelry inside.

We will next look at the small bark inclusion void on the left side of the lid.

I put on a Brazilian Rosewood Oil Finish (Penofin) and that is probably a piece of lint from the rag that I used. So I guess it will be fun to play with.

Thanks Dan and David.

I checked and didn’t see any scratches on the lid so I guess my final sanding was OK.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †



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degoose

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#1 posted 12-25-2010 09:19 PM

What a great gift… i can see you using it almost as much as your chisels.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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SPalm

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#2 posted 12-25-2010 09:22 PM

Well that is cool.
Probably wouldn’t buy it, but if someone gave it to me, I would love it.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 12-25-2010 09:38 PM

Hi Karson;

This should keep you out of trouble for a while.

Happy Holidays my friend.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#4 posted 12-25-2010 09:44 PM

Looks liek something to have abit of fun with. I am sure you will put it to good use.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 12-25-2010 10:21 PM

Merry Chrismas to you and yours Karson

thank´s for sharing

take care
Dennis

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#6 posted 12-25-2010 10:41 PM

Nice score Karson. You are one lucky little man!
No bug will be safe in you presence now!

I got a new snow shovel … hmph! ;-)

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#7 posted 12-25-2010 10:46 PM

I have something similiar on order. They can be a useful tool.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#8 posted 12-25-2010 11:54 PM

Very nice.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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lew

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#9 posted 12-26-2010 12:36 AM

No scratches visible at that magnification!!! I wish my sanding was half that good!

Nice score, Karson!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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mafe

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#10 posted 12-26-2010 12:52 AM

Merry Christmas.
I’m sure look forward to a post of chisel edges through a microscope, this will be interesting.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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DrAllred

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#11 posted 12-26-2010 01:17 AM

Very cool gift, I wonder if I can get one for my birthday tomorrow…hmmmm… day after Christmas sales…..

-- David, Mesa Arizona

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#12 posted 12-26-2010 04:18 AM

My one single comment would be not to get too carried away on making perfect projects or you will never finish them! :-)

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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sedcokid

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#13 posted 12-26-2010 05:02 AM

Karson,
Once a Man Twice a Boy…. That is what my Grandfather used to say, we all need our toys beit a table saw or a microscope! Look what a toy can show us…

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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mmh

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#14 posted 12-26-2010 06:30 AM

Very neat toy/tool! Santa was good to me too!

Bearpie is right, I use a magnifying lamp to help me see details of my handles for any tool marks I have missed sanding down. It’s helpful if your eyes can’t quite focus as well as they used to, but it also can make one a bit a*al rententive about sanding something that is eventually going to be nicked, kicked, bumped around with daily use. But I try to make a finished product as near perfect as possible on my high end canes.

BTW: Nice jewelry box, I love the grain!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#15 posted 12-26-2010 05:29 PM

MAN KARSON, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU DON’T HAVE? I WOULD BET NOT. GOD BLESS AND THE MERRIEST OF CHRISTmas’s, AND I DO HOPE, MAYBE IN THE NEAR FUTURE, WE COULD MEET FACE TO FACE, MAYBE WE COULD FLY IN DICK AND BARB TO JOIN US. HAPPY NEW YEAR DAD. LOVE MIKE AND KRIS.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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