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  1. I just came across a review for the Canon Powershot SX610HS and it says the camera can focus down to 5cm from the lens. Thought I would post the link here. https://www.ephotozine.com/article/canon-powershot-sx610-hs-review-28188
  2. There is a lens addon that allows a normal lens to be used as a macro lens, you just need to know what is the thread size of the outer ring. This would probably not work on point and shoot cameras though. Its pretty cheap too, I think I paid around $25 for the one I have but I dont remember where I got it from.
  3. What I was referring to is the black wheel. I tried to replace the one with the damaged teeth from the nh36 mvmt with one from the 7S26 and found that the pivot point underneath is different so I tried to straighten the teeth which worked for a few date changes but eventually it gave out. When I took off the c clip to check if the black wheel was turning that was when it pinged away but the ones from the 7s26 work.
  4. Update: A few more turns and its back to square 1....the wheel is back to not turning so its **BLEEP**ed and the c clip pulled a disappearing act on me.
  5. The black wheel is not the same as 7S26. I tried swapping them so I had to fix the teeth on the original gear. The movement is now advancing the day/date. My question now is, did I screw this up by changing the day wheel or was this a factory defect? I'm tending towards factory defect and I guess it was my fault that I didnt try advancing it before I replaced the wheel. What would you guys do who have more experience with watches?
  6. Couple of teeth on the black wheel were chewed up. Guess I wasnt thinking properly.
  7. I have a nice big concrete block outside. I feel like taking this POS, putting it on that block and pounding the shit out of it until its a nice homogeneous, flat piece of metal.
  8. Ok, I took off the day wheel and replaced it with another which does the same thing. It makes an attempt to change and goes plix and stays on the same day. I put the original wheel it came with and it does the same thing. What am I doing wrong? The only thing that moves is the black wheel between 10 and 11 o'clock.
  9. I finally got around to getting the NH36 movement and changed out the day wheel. When I put on the dial and was turning the crown to establish the 12 o'clock position to install the hands, I noticed that no matter how much I turned the crown, it would not change over. Did I screw up something? I was turning clockwise like my other 7S26 Seiko.
  10. Dont know the longevity of watch straps as I have many watches and wear them at infrequent intervals but I can tell you about leather as I'm into leather as well as watches and I've made belts, wallets, bags, watch straps, purses etc. There are many different kinds of leather with the most durable and hardest to cut being stingray which also is the most expensive. I dulled a blade cutting 1 watch strap then there is alligator, croco, caiman, buffalo, cow, pig etc. and there are many different ways of tanning the leather. Tanneries can tan the same leather and produce soft or hard leather, leather with a grain etc. Full grain leather is the whole thickness of the leather and is the best. Top grain is the top layer of the leather after it has been split to make it thinner and produces the top grain and suede then there are the various fakes starting with PU leather which utilizes the suede left over from making top grain leather. They basically coat the suede with polyurethane to make it look like leather. If you ever bought a cheap belt and after a month it cracked on the top layer this is what you have. The suede part will hold up but the PU part cracked. then there is leatherette and another form of leather where they take the scraps, grind them up and combine with a glue and I think they call this genuine leather. A leather watch strap that is sewn together would be made from top grain leather on top or alligator or whatever and on the bottom a softer, more comfortable leather such as pigskin. Pigskin can last many years, I have a shoe lined with pigskin that I have for about 20 yrs. I put 5-7km on it daily and its lasted.
  11. Wow, you guys have eyes like hawks. All I saw was the barrel teeth and the door issue.
  12. Now that this project has been completed, I hope that some of you might be inspired to pick up a scroll saw and try out this craft. Its not hard, just tedious and repetitive but you can make some beautiful pieces of art and there are all kinds of patterns out there for everything one could imagine. This clock is not difficult at all, there are clocks that take guys months or even years to make. Cherry tree toys has the most awesome patterns I've come across and Berry basket has some simple yet beautiful stuff, in fact this clock is from a pattern by Cherry tree toys. https://cherrytreetoys.com/scroll-saw-patterns/ https://www.berrybasket.com/
  13. Nice job. The next one will be even better ;-)
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