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barryjyoung



Joined: 31 Mar 2020
Posts: 2
Location: Tacoma, Washington

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:42 pm    Post subject: Howdy howdy howdy from an amateur's amateur Reply with quote

Hey!

Thanks for having me. I just spent five minutes just reading the titles on the forums. Whoooo doggy, I have a LOT of learning to do. My friends all think I am some sort of microscopist, but after visiting here a short time, I see that there is a long, long, long way to go.

The equipment list here at the Young Ranch is pretty weak. Nothing like what I have assumed is some real gems you guys have. My humble collection consists of three Leitz Ortholux stands, one of which is Petrographic with an Ultropak, A Reichert Zetopan, and two wimpy Zeiss stereo microscopes. I also have a very old American Optical microtome. I got two blades with the microtome and thought "I will have a sharp blade while the other blade is out for sharpening, oh what a clever lad I am". Then I found out how much it is to sharpen those blades. Oh boy! So I bought a microtome blade sharpening machine to roll my own. Hopefully at some point I will be offering microtome blade sharpening at a reasonable rate. I have dedicated my old Sony A57 camera to microscope duty. It does a great job. One of the Ortholux stands is equipped with a 9x12cm Reichert camera. I will probably try it out sometime. Having a photo lab in the house is handy.

Anyhoo, it looks like a good group to me, and I am ready to learn from you.

Barry Young
Young Camera Company
YouTube channel "Crusty Old Machinist"
Tacoma, WA
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Sumguy01



Joined: 28 Jan 2013
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Location: Ketchikan Alaska USA

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Barry.
Welcome aboard.
Looking forward to seeing some of your work.
Very Happy
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Harald



Joined: 13 May 2011
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Location: Steinberg, Norway

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Barry,
Welcome to the forum.
This is a great place to learn, a lot of knowledge in here.
Remember, there is no bad or silly questions, just questions.
I have learned a lot from this clever guys

Looking forward to see your work Very Happy

All the best from Norway
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barryjyoung



Joined: 31 Mar 2020
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Herald. I appreciate the welcome.
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