Microscope Slide Holders

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Project by Ben posted 12-21-2009 06:12 PM 2253 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m a high school science teacher, and I’ve always wanted a way to safey dry or display micoroscope slides for my classes. So I made these. I made one for myself and one for each of my coworkers in the science department. They are walnut sandwiched between oak. I finished them with boiled linseed oil due to its water resistance and flexibility because the school building goes through some pretty massive temperature and humidity changes throughout the year.

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#1 posted 12-21-2009 06:26 PM

The science teacher? Are you sure you’re teaching the right class? They look beautiful, and very functional.

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#2 posted 12-21-2009 06:58 PM

They look great! Are those names on the bottom edge? Are they stamped in?

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#3 posted 12-22-2009 06:08 AM

Ben you did a great job on those display slide boards . When i first read what they were, i had a flashback to a Anatomy class i took 4 years ago. The hardest part of the class to me was using the micoroscope. Awesome job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 12-22-2009 12:23 PM

Great idea and nice job, I might have to borrow your idea for a gift to my sister. What are the little “hash mark” looking notches on the bottom edge?

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#5 posted 12-22-2009 02:32 PM

Thanks for all your comments. The names of each teacher are stamped into the bottom right corner of each holder. I was going to carve their names into each one, but in the interest of time I just used my letter stamps. I’m happy with the way they turned out. If you do Plan on making your own, remember that most glass slides have 1in x 3in dimensions.

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