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Next you'll need a water purifier to make sure there are no minerals in the water . . . a more perfect slurry awaits.

I use distilled water, or filtered.

Most of those puff up their ratings because they calculate in the ability to zoom on the computer screen. For it to be worthwhile it has to be clear and preferable wide, so about $400 for a decent scope and $1000 for a great one.

After that you have to build a stand to support the blade at the right angle.
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what's that website where you can choose from their options to create a "custom" couch/sectional?

 

Edit: I remembered, it was Joybird


Edited by Ds13 - 8/31/16 at 8:19am
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Bo Concept have some nice pieces and they are available in the US. Price are below italian but quite a bit above Ikea

https://www.boconcept.com/en-us/furniture/living/3-seater-sofas/4884/carmo-sofa
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Most of those puff up their ratings because they calculate in the ability to zoom on the computer screen. For it to be worthwhile it has to be clear and preferable wide, so about $400 for a decent scope and $1000 for a great one.

After that you have to build a stand to support the blade at the right angle.

I think you might be going down the rabbit hole a bit with this. You say most people are just using a loupe, so any microscope you can plug into your computer and take pictures with is massively better.

This is really just for fun and is a classic case where you get pretty much the cheapest thing you can and play around with it. You don't climb the learning curve with a $1000 piece of equipment when a $50 piece will do. It's entirely likely that you'll discover that the $50 microscope works perfectly for what you "need" it for. It is infinitely more gratifying -- and easier to explain to your wife -- if you buy a $50 microscope, learn to use it and then regretfully conclude you have to upgrade, than to buy a $1000 microscope and then kick yourself for wasting $1000 on lab-quality German optics that you realize you don't actually need. Plus, if you have Amazon Prime, you can have your new $50 microscope up and running in time for the long weekend!

As for designing and building a stand, that will be your favorite part of the whole project.
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I'll likely buy the $400 one because it's well reviewed by woodworkers for similar purpose. No sense in wasting $50 on something that does about the same as a good loupe.

If this is the rabbit hole you may want to look into the planes and sharpening stones smile.gif
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Bo Concept have some nice pieces and they are available in the US. Price are below italian but quite a bit above Ikea

https://www.boconcept.com/en-us/furniture/living/3-seater-sofas/4884/carmo-sofa

Price is higher than I would have hoped for but I can't rule it out. Thanks.
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Personally I have never been impressed with Boconcept.


Have a look at these.

http://saxoliving.com/
http://www.eilersen.eu
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This conversation made me think of a meme happy.gif

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Well, headed out to buy our Arco this weekend if I can get a good price. Wish me luck as this might possibly be my first SF approved purchase. I'm very ambivalent over that thought I'll have you know.
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Pio, I'd wait on that, sale season is coming up. October is the time to buy, everything is on sale.


Gib, that is funny! Bruce's book is very good however, and insightful.

Kez may seem ridiculous, but actually it drives at a very key goal in woodworking....plane finishes! Timber work is most often left unfinished and so the surface quality has a huge effect on how well the wood lasts.

The insanity WRT to sharpening helps provide insight on how to produce a finish that has no lines (from very small chips) and tuning the dai (plane body) helps one to understand how to apply that blade smoothly.

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That reflection, when the board is stood upright, means that water will run right off of it.

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Insight into choosing lumber, provided from research in selecting planing beams helps us to understand how to best chose structural lumber, we want water to runoff and so grain runout (exposed end grain) is to be avoided.

See how the water beads up on the surface...almost like there is a film finish but there is not one.

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Well, headed out to buy our Arco this weekend if I can get a good price. Wish me luck as this might possibly be my first SF approved purchase. I'm very ambivalent over that thought I'll have you know.

...perhaps if it was 1994. Where is that link to the wonderful blog?,...., oh here it is: http://fuckyournoguchicoffeetable.tumblr.com/
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...perhaps if it was 1994. Where is that link to the wonderful blog?,...., oh here it is: http://fuckyournoguchicoffeetable.tumblr.com/

Sweet! Now I feel better. Thanks, broseph.
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Gotta love design hipsters. Can't like something because too many plebs have found out about it!
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I had a meeting with biggest whole distributor of furniture in the region today. He said they haven't sold a single AJ 7 chair in 4 years, due to it getting overexposed. Eames shells and a couple other have gone the same way.
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I had a meeting with biggest whole distributor of furniture in the region today. He said they haven't sold a single AJ 7 chair in 4 years, due to it getting overexposed. Eames shells and a couple other have gone the same way.

There are so many of them on second-hand market in certain areas , also they have been copied to death at all price points. Same could be said about most iconic mid-century designs (AJ, Saarinen, noguchi, Arco lamps, etc.). What I find especially sad is that copiers don't care much about accurate reproduction (proportions, finishes, details).of the design or features of particular piece and thus teach consumers to just gobble up rough approximations.
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