Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'microscope'

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Spalters Inc. #9: STM vs xylindein: STM WINS!

03-05-2012 11:35 PM by Sodabowski | 10 comments »

Hi guys. So, to sum it up, this is Chlorociboria, a.k.a. “the mean tiny hulk”: Making nice things to the wood it lives into (right) because of this pigment, the xylindein: Which response to light in the visible spectrum looks like this: And whose picture I was (almost certainly) the first to ever take with a Scanning Tunelling Microscope.Say hello to my little friend: Now how cool is that? :)

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Christmas Present 2010

12-25-2010 09:14 PM by Karson | 16 comments »

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 b...

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Under the Scope #2: Walnut! Liquid Poly, Waxed Poly and Raw

01-10-2008 11:07 PM by YooperCasey | 4 comments »

I recently have been refinishing a small chair for my wife. The chair legs are solid walnut with the side panels a veneered walnut. (Which I learned after the fact… unfortunately) Before I just tossed some finish onto it I bought a piece of walnut veneer which we marked out into a grid and tested various colors of stain. After choosing a stain (no stain or dyes at all) I decided to try out the new foolproof finishing method they listed in FWW. It starts with shellac, then three coats...

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Under the Scope #1: Summary, first wood shots

01-09-2008 11:38 PM by YooperCasey | 5 comments »

Heyo folks! I figured I would make a blog that gave one starting point for everything I’ve done so far with the microscope. I did some testing today and I think that I can make my metallurgical scope work for wood. So, as per Blakes request, I will try and get various stages under the scope. But first, links to the first two in the saga. Chisel before sharpening Chisel after sharpening I had to do some rework on the microscope during lunch today so that it would handle a ...

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