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February 21, 2019, 09:46:35 pm
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Good lighting for your cabbing unit and how to fully utilize it

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« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2012, 08:02:16 am »

I have to agree with Bobby . My favorite crane arm lamps at my cabbing station are one that holds  an incandescent bulb and a Dazor two tube flourescent lamp. They can be positioned almost any where light is needed for general grinding and polishing.

One little trick I have used for many years for polishing is to look for the clear incandescent bulbs wattage mark in the bulbs reflection on the surface of the stone being polished. Roll the stones dome so you can see the reflection move across the stones surface making sure you can read the wattage in all area of the stones dome.

On a humorous note keep polish compound splashes wiped off your clear light bulbs or you will see spots on you stone that don't exist. Also I once had the bulbs markings wipe off and could not find them in the reflection when checking how well the final polish was coming up!
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2012, 01:18:53 am »

The problem is rectified now, but I went out and bought a light, put a clear incandescant bulb in it  two seconds later the bulb blew up and I tripped a breaker in my garage/shop.
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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2012, 05:15:46 am »

OOPS!!!!
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2014, 02:35:52 pm »

Great! When time robs you of the acuteness of your eyesight, it's good to have some backup!

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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2014, 07:17:19 pm »

I also use clear 100 W bulbs for all my cutting but I have found that as my eyes age that a second final inspection with  a full spectrum light has helped find a few things missed with my standard bulb.
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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2014, 02:35:55 pm »

Better get a good supply of incandescent blubs in hand as they are now on the Federal "no fly" list so to speak as they can no longer be manufactured in the US, so sad as they do have a lot of uses that the newer styles of bulbs just don't satisfy.
I can see now that I need to get a two lamp fluorescent over my bench to show the smoothness of my cabs.
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