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    Loupe Box

    I recently bought a nice little loupe, for looking at the sharpened edges of tools. I'm finding it to be useful to really understand what is "Sharp". I imagine it would be of use for picking slivers out of my fingers as well

    I'm concerned it will get knocked around in my workshop, so I turned this little box out of Maple.

    Nothing special, but, I did use the new CI Mini tools and boy they worked sweet!
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    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 11-12-2009 at 03:51 PM.
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    My loupe is still in the box it came in. The box for your loupe is much better looking.

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    The box mine came is is cardboard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    The box mine came is is cardboard
    Mine too.

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    Neat li'l box!

    For years now I've been using OptiVisors (made by Donegan Optical) for close examination of stuff - I've got three different "powers". MAN they're handy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    I recently bought a nice little loupe, for looking at the sharpened edges of tools. I'm finding it to be useful to really understand what is "Sharp".
    Any Sword polishers over there willing to share their sharpening secrets?? They get the Samurai swords amazingly sharp!
    Jesus was a Woodworker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Hofstetter View Post
    Neat li'l box!

    For years now I've been using OptiVisors (made by Donegan Optical) for close examination of stuff - I've got three different "powers". MAN they're handy!
    Yep, those are on my list Tim, for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    Any Sword polishers over there willing to share their sharpening secrets?? They get the Samurai swords amazingly sharp!
    Well they do have some amazing natural (read EXPENSIVE) stones, and years or practice
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    Great looking box Stu.
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    Cool box, Stu. I gotta ask though, how do you hold the loupe and the tweezers at the same time if you're removing a splinter from (assumedly) your other hand? Do you hold it with your eye...monocle style? (I wear glasses, so I've always had to hold the loupe with one hand.)
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