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DKV

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09-01-2013 01:26 AM

When I’m doing small, delicate work no matter how close I get to the work (my nose has a permanent red spot) I can’t seem to see clearly enough. I bought this from Woodcraft and found an immediate improvement. This is another tool I use frequently. What do you guys use to get up close and personal with your work?

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 09-01-2013 01:33 AM

I use bifocal reader type safety glasses, but that magnifier looks like a better deal.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 09-01-2013 01:48 AM

i’m gonna have to look into one of those from woodcraft,it’s getting harder for me to see things also.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Bogeyguy

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#3 posted 09-01-2013 01:49 AM

How about you quit being in denial and get a pair of prescription eyeglasses?

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 09-01-2013 01:51 AM

I use one of these….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 09-01-2013 02:03 AM

http://www.seeitbigger.com/Carson-Clip-Flip-2x-p/chf-od14.htm

best 10 bucks I’ve ever spent.

I also use something similar to these, I bought at rockler, don’t see they carry the one that I bought. http://telesightmagnifiers.com/catalog/i499.html

-- Nicky

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 09-01-2013 02:27 AM

Prescription eyewear, with lineless bifocals….To get up close, and personal…...

-- " At my age, Happy Hour is a crap and a nap..."

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#7 posted 09-01-2013 02:56 AM

I’ve worn glasses all my life. In the last few years my vision has changed. I can now read better without glasses, I can measure, mark better without the glasses. But, like the poster, when doing delicate work, like fitting an inlay, a magnifier sure makes it easier.

-- Nicky

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Gary

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#8 posted 09-01-2013 03:51 AM

I use the magnifying lamp. But, mine is about 25-30 years old. It has mechanical arms instead of the goose neck. It’s hard to put into position at times but, works well when there.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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jumbojack

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#9 posted 09-01-2013 03:54 AM

I hit lost and founds. They ALWAYS have ‘reader’ type dollar store glasses. Not kidding here; I have 30 pair. They are everywhere. A pair are always within an arms reach. Works for me.

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#10 posted 09-01-2013 04:30 AM

i just recently bought $7 bifocal safety glasses. should check them out.
but i also have a lighted magnifiying lens like DKV. i’m going to put it on french cleats level with my flip top work bench so it can be moved around to different machines.

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 09-01-2013 04:34 AM


SELFY 09 01 2013

Bought these on ebay or amazon… don’t remember. Will look. Surprisingly good optics.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Holbs

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#12 posted 09-01-2013 04:57 AM

i put up a review of those bifocals safety glasses. look in the ‘reviews’ section here from the last 2 weeks.

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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#13 posted 09-01-2013 05:02 AM

its all a matter of perspective

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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OldMike1945

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#14 posted 09-02-2013 03:07 AM

I use the same as you. They work great for me when I do some woodcarving features.

-- So much wood, so little time.

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Jay Nolet

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#15 posted 09-03-2013 02:05 AM

Dollar store

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