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  1. karlmansson replied to the thread Best model for practice.

    I had a feeling you might have something to say on this.

    Jul 10, 2020 at 4:21 PM
  2. karlmansson replied to the thread Best model for practice.

    My elaboration wasn't at all a criticism of your post Graham! My resoning when starting out was damage control. Seemed to me that brass...

    Jul 10, 2020 at 4:50 AM
  3. karlmansson replied to the thread Best model for practice.

    I try to avoid stones with my tweezers to reduce the risk on embedding grit into them. I use a fine finishing file instead. I also like...

    Jul 10, 2020 at 4:27 AM
  4. karlmansson replied to the thread Best model for practice.

    Get some stronger loupes! At least 4x and preferrably a 10X as well for inspection. The power and short focal distace of those will...

    Jul 10, 2020 at 3:36 AM
  5. karlmansson replied to the thread Looking for a Better High-Magnification Solution?.

    Considering the pixelation and the artifacts this looks more like cropping than actual magnification to me. You are using a smaller...

    Jul 10, 2020 at 3:26 AM
  6. karlmansson liked MartinM's post in the thread Looking for a Better High-Magnification Solution?.

    Your phone may have everything you need. While modern phones can do some pretty decent macro photography out of the box with good light,...

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  7. karlmansson liked DeweyC's post in the thread Use of the Truing Calipers.

    Karl, In thinking about this today (and in Baltimore County, MD there are STILL a lot of sick people), I realized that do it right I...

    Jul 7, 2020 at 2:44 AM
  8. karlmansson replied to the thread Advice to beginners?????.

    A height adjustable desk or otherwise elevated work surface is a must if he wants to actually enjoy what he is doing... "The Hunch(TM)"...

    Jul 6, 2020 at 8:48 AM
  9. karlmansson replied to the thread Use of the Truing Calipers.

    I agree with the notion that the competitive and sometimes downright destructive tone in the thread takes away a great deal from the...

    Jul 6, 2020 at 8:40 AM