Browsing Archive: April, 2012

Element hunting

Posted by sam labombard on Saturday, April 28, 2012,
Hello Everyone!
Spring is here, and people all around are having yard sales. When I have a few extra hours and dollars I like to check out yard sales for interesting items. Old microscopes and chem labs, oddities people have no clue what it is may be a treasure for a dork like myself. I have recently found a nice old sears microscope in the case, fully intact for 3.00, I also found a magnetic "rock" someone had in a thumbnail mount, label said NWA, I would bet that is genuine meteorite materia...
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New finds

Posted by sam labombard on Thursday, April 5, 2012,
Hello Everyone!
Sorry Its been a while since writing. I have had a bit of difficulty with the net and Yola, Hopefully that is solved! as the time went by I managed to obtain some choice samples. 300Grams of 99.99 Molybdenum plate with a nice rainbow of color from the piece's past use. I have also bought a very inexpensive item, a seized molecular vacuum motor with nice blades, I am working on this now, I plan on building a vacuum chamber to do work with rare earth elements! I have a nice chunk...
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About Me


Hi! I'm Sammy, This is my blog for my site, The Elements for Dorks. I am here to show photos my own element collection, and maybe share some useful information. I am happy to build the Free element photo gallery and information site. I have a passion for certain hobbies, I like High Voltage, and build Tesla coils, Marx generators, Van De Graff, Whimehurst, Voltage multipliers, and other fun stuff, I had my first microscope at 11, and my first chemistry set at 12. other than the elements, I collect empire coinage, marbles, rocks tattoos and whatever weird stuff comes along. I have a Industrial science degree in Marine Propulsion Technology. I enjoy tinkering so working with engines, wires, and fiberglass is just fun for me. I have worked as a boat electrician, and fuel and ignition tech on OMC outboards (Johnson and Evinrude) at a warranty service shop. I also have worked as an activities director in a high acuity convalescence facility in Florida. A few fun things I have done is create a couple educational puzzles, and also I enjoy woodworking and painting. Thanks for stopping by!

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