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Cheap, effective, edge inspector,frugal woodworking

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Review by scueplain posted 09-26-2011 09:45 PM 1566 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a old movie projector lens that I use for inspecting the edges of my tools. You can also use a camera lens for the same thing. I got mine at goodwill. These are fairly powerful (maybe 12X)and high quality. You do have to get close to your work for them to focus. I like this better than my 30 dollar hand lens.

-- Dave,Portland OR




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#1 posted 09-26-2011 10:53 PM

That’s a cool way to re purpose something that would otherwise be thrown out.
My personal tool edge inspector is the hairs on my arm. If they get shaved off, then its sharp enough for me.

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#2 posted 09-27-2011 01:30 AM

My edge inspector is the wood I’m working on. If the tool cuts well, its sharp enough. I wouldn’t even know what a sharp edge looked like if I looked at it through a lens. WHat can I say…...I’m a primate.

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#3 posted 09-27-2011 06:16 AM

It is also good for splinters if you don’t want to inspect edges. You would be surprised how rough the edge looks even if you can shave with it.

-- Dave,Portland OR

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