I'll tell you what would be a fun thing to do with it: sell it to me.
Seriously, I just wrote our buddy Tom asking (more) questions about these stands (again), been wanting one for the past little while but have been consumed with rebuilding my antique house for the past 6 months, before it falls down around me, probably from the weight of too many microscopes. I'm not sure it'll do what I envision, but it seems like I'm forever stuffing Janjso lamps into the stage area to try and examine something that's opaque, and therefore impossible to illuminate with the more common transmitted light deal. That's what keeps my faithful old AO 120 in business in this age of DIC stands occupying my lab.
It's good to see you emerging from your cave once again, I've been wondering what you're up to.
Well, I'm not sure it will do what you want it to do, not sure what i want it to do, hence the questions.
So far I'm finding the short working distance a bit constricting. The 6.5x isn't too bad, but it gets very tight, very quickly with each click of the turret. Searching the area for thin, flat specimens to play around with.
Getting external light on a subject under tbe 40 or 60x objectives seems to be nearly impossible, at least using my ham-handed hillbilly techniques.
Still interesting to play with as a new challenge.