RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?
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Mon Jul 24 14:10:22 CDT 2017
On 07/24/2017 11:31 AM, Fritz Mueller via cctalk wrote:
> To answer the question of "where hard to see", I guess it's really an
> issue of my old-man-eyes at this point. I find I need to use a
> jeweler's headset, or even bench microscope, to really see anything
> small in detail these days. It's hard to do that with heads in the
> drive -- I just can't get my head in there that close around all the
> fan, cartridge carriage, etc. And seeing what's going on while
> trying to clean the top head with a mirror is pretty frustrating.
> Perhaps it is time to find/train a younger apprentice :-)
There are a number of inexpensive USB microscopes available from various
Chinese sources. While not exactly wonderful, they're of passable
quality for very little money.
I do own several of the "Optivisor" binocular magnifiers--the DA-10 is
the one you're most likely to see perched on my head, but it's not
powerful enough for very fine work. I have a B&L Stereozoom microscope
which is great for fine inspection, but it's clearly unsuited to your
task, as it requires the object to be placed on the microscope stage.
But I suspect the USB microscope, being small and many with their own
illumination, may be just the ticket.
>From another old man with bad eyes,
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