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    Bies Cursor Magnifier

    I was in Harbor Freight today and noticed they had the little fold away magnifying glass I made my cursor 'enhancer' out of on sale for a buck. I went to add a note to my post on it and realized, I never posted it here. So, here's for those with tired eyes, a cure for a buck:
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    I just cut one lens off, ground the plastic to fit and stuck it with a bit of silicone rubber goop.

    P.s. The magnifier is better than my photographic skills ;-)
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 01-08-2008 at 03:20 AM.
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    Great tip Glenn ,
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    P.s. The magnifier is better than my photographic skills ;-)
    What are you talking about? I couldn't have gotten that shoe in better focus if I tried.

    Thanks for the nice tip.

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    Very nice (and cheap) idea Glenn

    Shame that I cannot use it on my table saw because the reading is in metric...just joking

    I'm measuring with steel rule and made those for my 63 years old tired eyes...
    The different height is because of the different focus point of each magnifier

    Regards
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    Brilliant! Thanks Glenn, I'll be sure to add that to my fence.

    Nice shoe by the way, very well focused

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    I tried a different approach. Mule makes a dual line cursor for their TS fence, and I bought one from them (as a repair part) so I could avoid the problem of parallax distortion.

    It doesn't make the lines or the numbering on your rule larger, but you must be looking straight down over a number until the two line merge into one.

    Gary Curtis

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    Gary's approach would solve the problem some folks report with cursors that are too far from the rule and cause acuity issues. A magnifier on these fences only makes the problem worse. Just an FYI.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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