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Petrographic Slide Holder for Lapping Thin Sections

by chowderhead, published

Petrographic Slide Holder for Lapping Thin Sections by chowderhead Dec 16, 2012

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For the four other people on the planet who manually lap petrographic thin sections. This holder is sized for 27mm x 46mm x 1.27mm petrographic slides.

Little indentations for fingers prevent knuckle rolling and subsequent abusive epithets...


Print, use and enjoy less wrist and knuckle trauma!

Updated SCAD and stls - now have a holder with just a single indent in the center, one with indents on opposite corners and the standard, two indent holder. Also found that thinner holder facilitates manipulation of slide - can apply pressure where needed.

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Have you tried different materials? Which work best?

Great idea.
(But it takes all the fun out of polishing away your finger tips... )

Yes, I have a good friend engaged in creating 'stained glass' from thin sections sandwiched between polarizing film. Can't wait to see the results...