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2002-03-15 20:17:30+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Charlene's hooked up with a distributor to do a line of bath salts (more as we bring those on-line), and she's needing to be more analytical about her product. And I've been needing a scale for the kitchen, for chocolate making and baking. I was going to compromise on the Ohaus 310-00 triple beam balance, 'cause it's good to .01 gram, which appears to be a bit less than half a drop of oil, and has barely large enough capacity for kitchen work (300 grams or so). Then we discovered Precision Weighing Balance's Application Notes, specifically the one that compared and described 4 mechanical scales, and we discovered that we could get the Deering 10 gram scale for her, and a beefier balance that's only got .1 gram accuracy but will handle 2100 grams for me (can't find the link right now) for the same price. Reports as we actually use these puppies, but those application notes are worth reading if you think you might need to weigh something.

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#Comment made: 2002-03-15 21:20:39+00 by: Pete

Weighing life on the scales of a triple-beam, Dan? Man, you are old skool.

#Comment made: 2002-03-18 00:29:51+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

I'm down wi' dat, homey.

Let's see, I'm buying a stimulant kilos at a time, subdividing it and cutting it with various other substances... at least I'm only providing it to friends for free rather that trying to move it on the street.