Looking close at sharpening
USB Microscope the first test pictures
Before I even start I have wonderful news to share with my friends and others here:
I finally got my pension case settled this gives me a huge smile on my lips since it has been a fight since 2007 that seemed to never get an end, but now finally did. This combined with other factors in my life that smile to me in these days are making me a very happy man, and this is why I’m a little off LJ.
As soon as I am back to ‘normal’, I’ll start my second part of Japanese tools blog, that will be full of stuff for those interested in that, and also get back to the microscope and start taking pictures of different sharpening methods, grinds and so with my new microscope.
◦Image sensor: 2.0 Mega Pixels.
◦Still capture resolution: 1600×1200.
◦Magnification Ratio: 20x to 800x.
◦Photo format: JPEG or BMP.
◦Light source: 8 LED (adjustable by control wheel).
◦PC interface: USB2.0.
◦Size: 11cm x 3.2cm x 3.2cm – 4.33inch x 1.26inch x 1.26inch.
Here the setup, especially good espresso is important…
As you can see it just hooks up by the USB, and the software is really simple.
Build in light.
Magnify 20 / 800 times by the zoom wheel.
Here just hairs.
Ok, to give an idea, this is a beard hair just where it is cut.
Since I always tell when I smile, this is my lip at a 800 x zoom.
Here a 20x zoom of a knife blade.
Here a 800x zoom of a knife blade.
Bahco chisel front 800x.
Bahco chisel back 800x.
Japanese chisel front 800x.
Japanese chisel back 800x.
Vintage Japanese chisel front 800x.
Vintage Japanese chisel back 800x.
Iles chisel front 800x.
Iles chisel back 800x.
I will make no conclusions to this today, since I do not remember the different sharpening methods used on the views, so today it is just a fast look, and quite fun to see the difference in the surfaces and the steel that looks completely smooth is a landscape when we zoom.
These days have been working on a knife for one of my best friends (the knife in front), and my leather just arrived so I am in the phase of leatherwork now, here designing and enjoying life with a good glass of Italian wine.
Hope this blog series will end up being more inspiring than this first blog… smiles,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.