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Offline Master_Phruby

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Magnifing glass?
« on: February 18, 2006, 10:55 PM »
Does anyone know where I can get one these fairly cheap? I think it would be great for painting customs, holding parts for dremeling and clamping down parts as they dry. Does anyone use something like this for their projects?


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Re: Magnifing glass?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2006, 11:06 PM »
Was that the thing in 40 Year Old Virgin?
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Re: Magnifing glass?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2006, 11:12 PM »
Was that the thing in 40 Year Old Virgin?

Yes. Yes it was. :)

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Re: Magnifing glass?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2006, 11:28 PM »
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I'm gonna make your silver pants blue!

Seriously though, I've been wanting that magnifier-holder thingy since I saw the show.

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Re: Magnifing glass?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2006, 11:43 PM »
X-acto makes this, I have the Extra Hands Dual Alligator Clamp when I used to do plastic modeling back in the day.

They have the Extra Hands & Magnifier which is perfect for getting close up. Check out your nearest hobby or craft store to see if they have this.

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Re: Magnifing glass?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2006, 11:47 PM »
This place, which we like to refer to as A.S.S.,  is where I buy a ton of customizing stuff from and they have the same one you are looking for.  It doesn't come with that 60's style blue base, but it comes in a nice Sith style black & the best part is they are only $9...

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Re: Magnifing glass?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2006, 12:07 AM »
DSJ, I just snapped out of a 10 minute mesmerized stupor brought on by those large avatar orbs.......who is that girl?

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Re: Magnifing glass?
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2006, 12:40 AM »
Christina Model, now get that magnifier so you can see the orbs better!  ;)

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Re: Magnifing glass?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2006, 01:27 AM »
I have one of those but I almost never use it :(

Maybe it'll get more use after I set up my workstation in my Hobby Room next month...
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Re: Magnifing glass?
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2006, 11:33 AM »
Christina Model, now get that magnifier so you can see the orbs better!  ;)

Don't you think those things are in danger of snapping off?
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Re: Magnifing glass?
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2006, 04:25 AM »
HobbytownUSA may have one cheaper than MicroMark...

I also get a good hobby magazine that sells random stuff cheap, but now I can't think of the name of it...   ::)

I'd check out hobby stores first Paul, you may get something cheaper than MicroMark can deliver because I've found some of their stuff to be pricey at times.
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Re: Magnifing glass?
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2006, 11:10 AM »
Just incase anyone's still interested in these...

I just picked this up at Radio Shack for $13.00

It also has a soldering iron holder on the back that could be used to hold piant and/or brushes, if one were so inclined. :D



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Re: Magnifing glass?
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2006, 11:55 AM »
When my wife saw that in the movie, she said instantly, "you need one of those!"

She had a ball with teasing me about that movie... There was a sceen where he was drinking an
Orange fanta soda, well, that just happend to be what i was drinking when we were watching it.
She got a kick out of that!
Even the fact that Six Million Dollar man was one of my favorite toys when
I was a kid... And YES i had Oscar Goldman and Bionic Big Foot!!

My only sad comeback... Well you know i'm not a virgin!  :(

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Re: Magnifing glass?
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2006, 03:47 PM »
A big grin just came over my face thinking about what your wife said as a come back for that.  ;D
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