[meteorite-list] techical advice

From: Ed Deckert <edeckert_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 22:52:05 -0400
Message-ID: <02de01c7b153$a7fdd2a0$6401a8c0_at_EdDeckertMain>


I have no experience with such matters, but I would go the "mechanical"
route by using an fine abrasive stick instead of a torch.

I may be completely off base, but if there's a chance for some kind of
damage due to thermal stress caused by heating the LDG (like shattering or
cracking,) I wouldn't want to risk it. Others may have done similarly
without problem, but then there is the famous Mr. Murphy and his Law...

That's my 0.02, for what it is worth. Good luck, whatever you decide to do.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Harris" <entropydave at ntlworld.com>
To: "metlist" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2007 4:24 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] techical advice

> Hi
> One of my lumps of LDG has a very small (<3mm) chip in it - ordinarily it
> wouldn't bother me at all, but it's left a teeny sharp pointy bit sticking
> out that always catches one's hand.
> What would be a appropriate way to remove this point? My initial thought
> was
> to carefully play a blowtorch across the asperity to melt it down and
> reduce
> the sharpness, but would i end up with an exploded, thermally shocked
> handful of glass chips?
> Abrasives could also be used, but I'd feel more comfortable with a
> blowtorch
> and being careful( used to make glass labware when I was a kid - not too
> successfully, but without serious accidents!)
> Or should I just leave well alone?!
> Anyone out there with experience with LDG?
> Ta!
> Dave
> IMCA #0092
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Received on Sun 17 Jun 2007 10:52:05 PM PDT

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