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by billbillt
Fri May 01, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: Possible 10 Watt LED Light Source..
Replies: 14
Views: 4606

Possible 10 Watt LED Light Source..

I have not done this one yet, but it looks like another easy LED light source... It would be reminiscent of the old external lighting sources for microscopes... It would give plenty of adjustment as it is mounted in it's own housing...At 10 W it would be more than bright enough.. http://www.ebay.com...
by billbillt
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Is this delamination or fungus?
Replies: 29
Views: 4397

Re: Is this delamination or fungus?

Here is an attached photo from another forum of a condition very similar to yours... It was determined to be fungus....
by billbillt
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Another pencil wood shaving
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: Another pencil wood shaving

WOW!... These are wonderful photos!...
by billbillt
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: 3W LED That Works Well For Me..
Replies: 17
Views: 4063

Re: 3W LED That Works Well For Me..

I forgot to add, that is a fine looking old Spencer you have there...
by billbillt
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Is this delamination or fungus?
Replies: 29
Views: 4397

Re: Is this delamination or fungus?

With my limited experience with objectives, this does look like fungus... I have seen it once before.... May be quite a job to clean out, but you never know..
by billbillt
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pine Cone Revisited
Replies: 13
Views: 3011

Re: Pine Cone Revisited

This an extremely simple and effective way to do this.... My kind of project... Thanks!...
by billbillt
Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My first attempt at making rock thin sections by hand
Replies: 8
Views: 4141

Re: My first attempt at making rock thin sections by hand

Hello,
Have you any photos through the microscope of some finished mounts you have done?...
by billbillt
Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: A Wonderful Old Spencer Buffalo...
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

Re: A Wonderful Old Spencer Buffalo...

Wow, Rod!... I am very impressed!..... Those are some wonderful photos you took... May I ask about your camera set up?..
by billbillt
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: A Wonderful Old Spencer Buffalo...
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

Re: A Wonderful Old Spencer Buffalo...

Hi,
No, I haven't... But here is a photo through it furnished by the seller...
by billbillt
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: A Wonderful Old Spencer Buffalo...
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

A Wonderful Old Spencer Buffalo...

I managed to snag this old 1934 Spencer Buffalo for $76 total... It looks almost unused to me.. The stage is mint...
by billbillt
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: 3W LED That Works Well For Me..
Replies: 17
Views: 4063

Re: 3W LED That Works Well For Me..

I like your portable set up!... I have seen these lighting assemblies at Harbor Freight... Time to get one...Also, you recycled filter material is great!.... Thanks for sharing...
by billbillt
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:02 am
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: 3W LED That Works Well For Me..
Replies: 17
Views: 4063

Re: 3W LED That Works Well For Me..

Hi Gekko, Here is a link to one of them that I have: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121136774336?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT It comes with a heat sink and the driver.. It also has a large flange for ceiling mount that I removed to make it smaller on the diameter... All I had ...
by billbillt
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My first attempt at making rock thin sections by hand
Replies: 8
Views: 4141

Re: My first attempt at making rock thin sections by hand

Thanks for sharing... I have always wanted to do this, but it seems like a tremendous amount of work... I like your step by step method...
by billbillt
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: 3W LED That Works Well For Me..
Replies: 17
Views: 4063

3W LED That Works Well For Me..

Here is a very cheap setup that works well for me in place of the mirror... It is very bright... I bought a cool white and warm white one They were less than $4 each with shipping from Ebay...