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  Ive been thinkin about gettin one of these for years!  I finally broke down and bought one, with extra scope lights.   Right now its sittin on the kitchen desk.  Just gots to clean up my prep bench now.   I also have to find my micro scribes.  Bought em years ago, never used them.  I wonder where they are?   Once I do fine em, I will be ready to join the Big Boys Prep Club.  Maybe they will make me presidnt of the club.  If so I will make my club goal to have happy hour!  Ha!!!   I should be a shoe in!  

 

RB

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Fossildude19

With the Happy Hour deal, you've got my vote, Ron.   :thumbsu: :P

 

Congratulations on the new Microscope! Should be helpful for the Green River Fish, and your crabs and other stuff, as well. 

Good luck finding the micro-scribes!

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Northern Sharks

I do believe I have the same scope. It certainly beats straining the eyes or damaging a prized fossil while prepping.

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  Thanks guys.  I now think I need a sand bag.  What do you are anyone use for a small sand bag to hold your fossils in place while prepping.  @Kane @Ptychodus04

 

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@RJB that scope and light looks really familiar. I've seen that setup somewhere before.

 

I use a small foam mat for flat slabs like GRF fish or a rolled up t-shirt to support smaller specimens. A small sandbag designed for rifle shooting support works well as they are a little under filled in order to conform to the rifle stock.

 

You also have my vote for president of the Big Boys Prep Club. I can see you in loafers, skinny pants, and a cardigan... oops, wrong kind of prep. :P Well, you still have my vote.

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Tidgy's Dad

Very nice and I'm certain it will be very useful. :)

I have a microscope that can be attached to my PC on the way, but it seems to have gone missing.:(

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4 minutes ago, Ptychodus04 said:

I use a small foam mat for flat slabs like GRF fish or a rolled up t-shirt to support smaller specimens. A small sandbag designed for rifle shooting support works well as they are a little under filled in order to conform to the rifle stock.

Good info.  Thanks man.  and only 999 more votes to go for prez.   Wooooop!  Woooooooop!!!

 

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3 minutes ago, RJB said:

Now im checking out camera's.  Holy cow!  Very confusing for me.  All I want is to take a close up picture and then post it where ever I want.   any help is greatly appreciated.  @Ptychodus04

 

https://www.amscope.com/cameras.html

 

RB

What kind of cell phone do you have? I have found them to work well when shooting through the microscope lens. I don't use a dedicated USB camera.

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6 minutes ago, Ptychodus04 said:

What kind of cell phone do you have? I have found them to work well when shooting through the microscope lens. I don't use a dedicated USB camera.

I have no idea?  I did buy a set of lenses that I clamp onto my cell phone, but have a really hard time trying to post those photo's here?  I did it once, then I couldn't figure it out again? 

 

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1 hour ago, RJB said:

I have no idea?  I did buy a set of lenses that I clamp onto my cell phone, but have a really hard time trying to post those photo's here?  I did it once, then I couldn't figure it out again? 

 

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Take a picture of your phone and PM it to me.

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2 hours ago, RJB said:

  Thanks guys.  I now think I need a sand bag.  What do you are anyone use for a small sand bag to hold your fossils in place while prepping.  @Kane @Ptychodus04

 

RB

I use a hilariously low-tech solution: a number of small boxes and sponges (for delicate stuff) that I use as risers. The benefit of the small cardboard box is I can stick my pin vise into it for quick access in between scribing/abrading. 

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