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  • Barter: Service. XRF One of you folks have avalible?

    I have four chunks of metal I would like to know what the composition is.

    The Trade? That is up to the person that has the XRF.

    Thats my Barter, JR

  • #2
    If the chunks are steel you are faced with the carbon mystery. XRF won’t measure carbon and its maybe the most important alloyinh element in plain vanilla carbon steels.
    1018 and 1095 look the same on XRF gun

    And Solly to siderail your quest. Don’t have XRF
    Last edited by MattiJ; 05-30-2020, 06:32 AM.
    Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MattiJ View Post
      If the chunks are steel you are faced with the carbon mystery.

      And Solly to siderail your quest. Don’t have XRF
      It has carbon and iron in it. More Tungsten than either is what I was looking for.

      Just the fun of it Lakeside? JR

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      • #4
        Sure, send me small CLEAN piece of each. Say 1/4 to 1/2 inch lump or or a disc 1/8th thick not more than 2.5 inches across. PM for address.

        oh... this isn't a "gun" - it's a $60k lab machine

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lakeside53 View Post
          Sure, send me small CLEAN piece of each. Say 1/4 to 1/2 inch lump or or a disc 1/8th thick not more than 2.5 inches across. PM for address.

          oh... this isn't a "gun" - it's a $60k lab machine
          I am solly. I didnt know it was a lab device, my bust.

          I for some reason though you had an XRF gun.

          Its not steel. Its Tungsten Carbide. Just larger than I am used to.

          I just wanted to see if in fact it is TC

          Too hard to cut so thanks anyway. I do appreciate the call back. JR

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          • #6
            how big?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lakeside53 View Post
              how big?
              10lbs, 11" 1.5x1,5" Kinda heavy. You have seen it!!

              I have four of them. JR

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              • #8
                Maybe you can weigh it and do some math to get a better idea? I dunno, specific gravity? Would give a clue how much, which elements are in it. Like Eureka!
                25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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                • #9
                  Probably more important than composition would be its mechanical properties, particularly hardness. And then consider what you might want to use them for. You might be able to use a diamond saw to cut off a piece 1/2" x 1-1/2" x 11", and then cut that in 1/2" strips to make lathe tooling. Hard to say what it could be used for.
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                  USA Maryland 21030

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
                    Maybe you can weigh it and do some math to get a better idea? I dunno, specific gravity? Would give a clue how much, which elements are in it. Like Eureka!
                    They are heavy, Heavy as you can get before it becomes heavy metal,

                    Any heavy more would mean applying for that /

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                    • #11
                      Chip a corner off. I can scan a 2mm flake if needed.

                      Hopefully it's not Nuclear waste in the form of glass. lol

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                      • #12
                        Uranium would be both hard and heavy
                        Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by lakeside53 View Post
                          Chip a corner off. I can scan a 2mm flake if needed.
                          lol
                          No, there is no chipping anything off these 20lb blocks.

                          Here is my money maker, with just one block, I have four of them.

                          Ill let a guy with a hand sledge and a nice steel chisel go to town on my 2x2x12inch carbide.

                          Every hit will cost 20 bucks.

                          You have to bring yer own hammer and chisel. And 20 dollar bills

                          An yes. Ill take a bet/ JR

                          I meant to say dont be afraid. It is just a chunk of metal. It can be broken right? Of course.

                          So some chipps off the side he said?

                          Step up. 20 bucks a shot, and good luck. The shiot is strong. Oh wll. Mary
                          Last edited by JRouche; 06-01-2020, 07:04 AM.

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                          • #14
                            My point? This stuff does not chip fracture or break in any manner that I can see. Again, I have four of these and there is not a bump at all. Its very tough stuff. JR

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MattiJ View Post
                              Uranium would be both hard and heavy
                              Depleted uranium can be cut with a HSS hacksaw. I have a chunk that came from airplane for some balancing purpose and I needed a small piece to test our truck radiation detector.
                              Helder Ferreira
                              Setubal, Portugal

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