Recent content by Grayson

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    Basic equipment thread

    Oh, never mind! I found him at Conner Prairie.
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    Basic equipment thread

    I am really impressed by the Schippers book. How canI find info on his workshop?
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    Bausch Stereo Zoom 3

    The B&L stereo zooms with which I am familiar have 2 metal clips on the bottom, one on each side of the objective lens. The 0.5 lens made just for those scopes has a pair of metal rods ~1/4 inch long on either side of the lens mount. You push the lens onto the bottom of the scope (there's a...
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    A few questions from a beginner

    To review the Schippers book, try inter-library loan.
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    A few questions from a beginner

    What Monk said about John Schippers is spot on!
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    Turntable use ... i dont get it :(

    It's hard to define straight down because ... A stereomicroscope gives perception of depth because the left and right eyes get different images from two different optical paths in the microscope. Your brain reconciles the different images, typically preferring one eye over the other (The...
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    Winchester Restoration

    Really inspiring!
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    Photography Tutorial by Andy Shinosky [FANTASTIC!]

    The address has apparently changed. Try this one:
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    Honest Question

    Here's another interesting element to the museum photo. The girls are on one side of the seat, and the boys are on the other. Oh Tempora! Oh Mores! [Oh, the times! Oh, the ways!]
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    Cup & Spoon

    I went to a "gender reveal" party last night. Apparently that's a thing now. I came to find out that I'll be a grampaw in mid December, and the boy will be saddled with the moniker Grayson Ray Davis. I'll wait until he's at least three to make him a bamboo fishing rod, but I can now start...
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    Concerning the business of engraving.

    JJ, you're great!
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    Concerning the business of engraving.

    Military style belt buckles on EBay, ID tags on McMaster Carr, any brass fitting (I do Al tube caps and bottoms for fly rod tubes) such as percussion cappers for muzzle loaders ... Rant mode on: I was paralyzed for years by, "When I apprenticed in Antwerp, I had to draw for 18 years before...