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Forum: Equipment

The tools of the trade such as Alembics, Crucibles, Flasks, Furnaces, Pelicans and Retorts.

  1. Hot Plates and Calcination

    Hi... ! A quick question: Has anyone used a hot plate for (vegetable) calcination? I am thinking of getting one, but I wanna know if it's...

    Started by zoas23, 10-10-2012 01:11 AM
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  2. Vinegar distillation

    Distilling Vinegar below 90 centigrade. This is in accordance with Dubuis theory of vegetable life which Bartlett also recommends in his book the...

    Started by Axismundi000, 02-12-2017 09:16 AM
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  3. Suspended Crocodiles

    Nothing much to say here, really. Just an observation. Perhaps it was meant to evoke the ambiance of Egypt. Back when European archeologists were...

    Started by Albion, 07-12-2011 11:17 AM
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    crocodiles, sobek
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  4. Post your lab pics

    I thought it would be interesting for us to share what our labs look like. I believe we've all seen Axismundi's inverted lab pics :) (which he...

    Started by Aham, 03-25-2017 11:37 PM
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  5. Distillation Vessels

    Hello, Does anyone know any distillation vessel that can be used to distill spirits of salts, plants, minerals or whatever without the use a cooler...

    Started by Pleroma, 05-13-2013 02:49 AM
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  6. Just STOP it!

    What types of stoppers do you use in your work, and why? It seems different matetials have advantages and disadvantages. Has anyone tried these...

    Started by elixirmixer, 02-03-2018 06:19 AM
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  7. Steve Kalec's Lab Pics

    I do not know this person, but his glassware is impressive. I couldn't help but notice the stained glass window with the O.T.O logo on it. I like the...

    Started by MarkostheGnostic, 09-04-2011 08:51 PM
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    02-05-2014 11:34 AM Go to last post
  8. EM's Equipment Recommendations and Reviews

    The first piece of equipment to be reviewed is the "RapidFirePro - LP" by tabletopfurnace.com This portable and therefore versatile furnace...

    Started by elixirmixer, 04-17-2017 07:32 AM
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  9. Hand-Made Alchemical Displays

    I have been making small wood, metal, and glass alchemical display objects since the mid 1970s, and giving them away to friends. I gave the theology...

    Started by MarkostheGnostic, 12-23-2011 07:55 PM
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    09-16-2012 07:12 AM Go to last post
  10. Keeping Temperature Constant at 40C (105F)

    what's the best equipment ( cheap please) to mantain for long time ( 1-2 weeks) glassware with our alchemicals liquid? thanks

    Started by alfdib, 08-14-2012 09:55 PM
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  11. Solar concentrators

    There's a variety of these you can find on youtube - Fresnell lenses, Parabolic mirrors, etc. These can melt metals. I like this one: ...

    Started by solomon levi, 10-09-2010 04:40 AM
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    09-20-2012 09:24 PM Go to last post
  12. Cool My first Explosion!

    OK I thought this was gonna be way more sexy,, but I was distilling in a water bath and the damn bowl exploded! I had bought this set of pyrex dishes...

    Started by Donna Matrix, 08-13-2011 10:21 PM
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  13. My first distillation array

    This is just a couple pics so that if I ask a NOOB question at least people here will know I am sincere and genuine. ...

    Started by Axismundi000, 06-06-2012 02:05 AM
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    10-26-2012 07:47 PM Go to last post
  14. Where To Find Chemicals

    In today's paranoid society (UK) it is almost impossible to find any chemicals that you can purchase over the counter. I went into a chemist and...

    Started by Ghislain, 08-29-2009 11:37 AM
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    07-15-2012 12:46 AM Go to last post
  15. Camp stove heating temperature???

    Hi all I have found very cheap camp stove's and i am wondering how high they can go in temperature? I need at least 800C heat... Do you...

    Started by True Initiate, 09-17-2009 05:59 PM
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    12-30-2013 12:22 AM Go to last post
  16. That Oil Distillation Setup...

    Hi... have been looking into this setup for oil distillation but as whiz kid as it seems have noticed a flaw which would otherwise make it unsuitable...

    Started by Goldlion973, 08-28-2012 01:23 PM
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  17. Custom Glassware

    Does anyone have any good recommendations on where I can purchase glassware? Has anyone been given any good recommendations? Thanks in advance.

    Started by Eshai, 02-14-2014 09:51 PM
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  18. Calcination surface

    I would like to know if the metal disk used for calcination in the post below: http://www.levity.com/alchemy/steve_kalec.html is of the same...

    Started by Amon, 12-14-2016 11:59 AM
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    12-16-2016 05:43 PM Go to last post
  19. Coated glassware, crucibles & retorts

    This is but a small victory for me, but an important one. Obtaining labware that can withstand high temperatures and at low cost, determining what...

    Started by thrival, 04-05-2013 09:40 PM
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    05-17-2013 07:09 AM Go to last post
  20. Ordering some new glass :D

    I busted my claisen adapter, which is weird because I rarely ever use it for anything. Decided to look up some new glass tonight. I'm getting another...

    Started by Dragon's Tail, 11-25-2017 05:54 AM
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    12-19-2017 09:48 PM Go to last post

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