Monthly Archives: November 2015

Lathe bit holder & Lathe trolley

Just a quick one, here’s a tool holder for a small set of lathe bits: With spinning machinery there’s no substitute for proper training, but I thought this was useful so that when I come back after a few months. … Continue reading

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Electron Microscope – Pt 2 The teardown begins!

First challenge was getting the scope body unloaded and mobile. Unfortunately the casters were removed at some point, so getting the (546kg) frame up on to a pallet jack and out of the truck at the other end was non-trivial. … Continue reading

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In which I acquire a scanning electron microscope

I’ve been in the (slow) process of building my own Scanning Electron Microscope (S.E.M.) for a couple of years now. Apparently I got a reputation about microscopes that paid off bigtime this week. One of the Unis had decomissioned a 20+ year … Continue reading

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