Uncommon metals offered and wanted (update 8/17

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Uncommon metals offered and wanted (update 8/17

Post by Rich Feldman » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:49 am

I've been buying some uncommon engineering metals, when good deals appear. Mostly for a ring-making project, and to experience their differences in fabricability. Some came in pieces much larger than I need. I'd love to sell or trade away the excess.
Please inquire if you're interested. Photos to follow.

Also I still want to buy small bits of other metals that aren't too active, reactive, toxic, soft, common, or precious. For example, hafnium and vanadium.
Need not be chemically pure elements.

The following metals are on hand, and can be cut so I keep some for my own stockpile.

Niobium C-103, 3/8" diameter round rod, over 30 inches available.
Zirconium 505, 1.08" thick plate, about 4 x 5.5 inches (over 5 lbs.)
Titanium 6Al 4V, round puck approx 2.25" diam and 1.25" long, about 3/4 lb.
Tungsten, unknown alloys, 20mm diam rod and 1/2" thick plate, each over 1 lb.
Tungsten fine wire, 0.003 diameter IIRC.
Molybdenum 1/4" thick plate, unknown alloy
Tantalum, I think pure, round rod about 1" d and 1" long
Beryllium, 0.062" thick plate, approx 6 x 11 inches (over 0.4 lbs!) [actually bigger, see below.]
Scandium metal, pure, a few grams.
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Re: Uncommon metals offered and wanted

Post by Rich Feldman » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:43 am

Too late to edit the original post.
I'd like to add:

Machinable graphite in sheets 1/4 inch thick, and 3/4 inch round rods.
1/2 inch ID vacuum hose (spiral reinforced PVC)
Lead metal (been around for ages)
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And I think am finally ready to cut up my beryllium,
in case any of those who asked in January are still interested.
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Re: Uncommon metals offered and wanted

Post by Rich Feldman » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:37 pm

Just keeping the thread alive as requested by RH.

Spring special (no pun intended):
The spiral-reinforced vacuum hose pictured above
is $0.01 per foot plus any cost of shipping.
Also there's some thick rubber vacuum hose,
about 1" OD and 1/2" ID, available at the same low price.
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Machinable graphite plates & rods. Vacuum hose.

Post by Rich Feldman » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:32 pm

Just wanted to refresh this thread, esp. since cylindrical fusor grids have been discussed recently.
They remind me of classical bird cages, which need floors and sometimes ceilings.

My machinable graphite is free to a good home, as is the spiral reinforced vacuum hose.
Anyone coming to electronics flea market on August 12 could arrange to pick them up there, or at my house nearby.
I probably will _not_ have a seller space, but hope to create an unauthorized FREE STUFF pile on some empty slot close to the parking.
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Re: Uncommon metals offered and wanted (update 8/17

Post by Richard Hull » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:48 pm

I am glad you pushed your post back to the top and added new materials. I have taken the liberty of adding the update date in your title.
I do enforce the rule about any sales store with a persons name will be deleted if it is not updated after a full year in the trading post.
Otherwise, any sales store with the title ("your name" Sales Store) will remain unmolested.

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