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Re: Light & Magnification
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Reply to: #972616 by Phoenix Rizing
Mar 16, 2019 3:38pm
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I didn’t realize reading glasses came that powerful. Think I’ve only seen up 3+ in stores but much more powerful available online. I think I will try this route and since we already have an Ott Light that takes care of that. Thank you everyone for your thoughts!
Re: Light & Magnification
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Reply to: #972585 by Dawgdok
Mar 16, 2019 8:43pm
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I've bought an OttLite 2-in-1 LED Magnifier Floor Lamp some time ago. This has greatly helped my carving. We purchased it at JoAnn fabric. It's a bit pricey but if you can catch it on sale or find a coupon it helps. I have large hands it definitely helps for better detailing.

https://www.joann.com/ottlite-2-in-1-led-magnifier-floor-and-table-lamp/12398111.html
Re: Light & Magnification
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Reply to: #972587 by Kirbert
Mar 19, 2019 6:26pm
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Since I need a prescription, I actually asked my eye doctor to write a separate prescription for "work glasses", much stronger than my reading prescription but still having my astigmatism correction.

What a great idea! I am going to ask about that.

Thanks,

~Aurora
Re: Light & Magnification
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Reply to: #972585 by Dawgdok
Apr 3, 2019 4:39am
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I have a table top OTT light with magnifier, which I got at JoAnn's (it's now falling apart......). Unfortunately, it doesn't light up enough for me, so I use a floor OTT lamp for light.

BB
Re: Light & Magnification
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Reply to: #972585 by Dawgdok
Apr 4, 2019 9:03am
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I have been using the Ottlight ( double necked )
Lamp and magnifier and this is what works well for me.
Good luck ..please let us know if you find something that works better for you!
Michael's
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Apr 4, 2019 2:50pm
Holy cow! Just learned that our Michael's closed--no notice. I've even been getting advertising fliers from them. Ours wasn't very good anyway, every time I went there they had discontinued something else. Our Hobby Lobby is much better and we still have a Paper Boutique and JoAnns (which I don't care for except for sewing & yarn).
Re: Light & Magnification
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Reply to: #972585 by Dawgdok
Apr 5, 2019 6:16am
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I use the Ottlite (the one one that converts between a floor stand and table top. I angle it so my face is only a few cm from the glass. I find there are no focal point issues when I do this as my eyes are already in the center. It is like looking without it, but closer. That clear.
GREEN GREEN, THE CHECKS ARE GREEN
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Jun 3, 2019 3:14am
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On the far side of the hill.
GREEN GREEN THE CHECKS ARE BACK
and life is better still !

THANK YOU GGO!
Re: GREEN GREEN, THE CHECKS ARE GREEN
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Reply to: #975787 by Grrly Girl
Jun 3, 2019 4:53am
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and there's more information with each listed box, too!!! I didn't realize how much I depended on the Active/Unknown etc. Locations show, too!
Thank you!!!
Re: GREEN GREEN, THE CHECKS ARE GREEN
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Reply to: #975787 by Grrly Girl
Jun 3, 2019 5:01am
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Thank you, thank you. Life will be easier again with green checks.
Re: GREEN GREEN, THE CHECKS ARE GREEN
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Reply to: #975797 by Sagacorn
Jun 3, 2019 7:02am
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Just make sure you roll the dates back otherwise it might indicate there are no plants in a particular logbook.
Re: GREEN GREEN, THE CHECKS ARE GREEN
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Reply to: #975787 by Grrly Girl
Jun 3, 2019 11:30am
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Ooh, hadn't been on for a couple of days. So glad to see my old logbook back! THANK YOU.
Magnifying Lamp
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Jun 13, 2019 8:11pm
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My lighted magnifying lamp died and I am looking to buy a new one. What do others recommend? The one I have is no longer available.

Sahalie
Re: Magnifying Lamp
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Reply to: #976336 by Sahalie
Jun 13, 2019 8:23pm
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I like this one:

SE MC353B 3.5x Table Magnifier Lamp with Fluorescent Light

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OGU87A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Re: Magnifying Lamp
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Reply to: #976336 by Sahalie
Jun 13, 2019 9:27pm
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Coluzzle knife and cutting mat
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Jun 14, 2019 5:57am
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does anyone have an idea where to find these? I can't find my knife and need a new mat. seems the company doesn't make them anymore ;(
Re: Coluzzle knife and cutting mat
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Reply to: #976346 by condo
Jun 14, 2019 9:00am
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I just saw a used “in good condition” knife and mat on EBay - don’t know if it is what you’re looking for...
Re: Coluzzle knife and cutting mat
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Reply to: #976350 by JampersandJ
Jun 14, 2019 9:03am
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Thanks, I will check it out.
Re: Coluzzle knife and cutting mat
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Reply to: #976346 by condo
Jun 14, 2019 11:21am
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I have one of these and I haven't used it in ages. Interested?
Re: Magnifying Lamp
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Reply to: #976338 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jun 14, 2019 12:03pm
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Seconding this. I have this one too, I can’t say enough good about it.