What can I do with Thulium?

I got about 20 pounds of thulium from a junkyard for free, but I don´t
know if this metal could be used for anything.
What can I craft with thulium?
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Ernest Nafkin
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"Thulium is the least abundant of the earth elements, and is about as rare as silver, gold, or cadmium." from
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A career in reselling metals.
Cut it into small chunks, with a knife, and flog it on eBay.
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A.Gent
You can shove it up your ass.
A post that appeared > My uncle gave me about 10 pounds of a useless metal called
Please don't feed this troll.
Steve
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SteveB
Damned if I know but I don't think I'd machine it with coolant
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Beecrofter
From what I read on Thulium, its among the earths rare materials right up there withgold etc, and costs perhaps 9 or 10 bucks a gm, to buy so there has to be a recycle value to it. Seems strange a company in business dealing with scrap would give away such a large quanity for free. Are you sure its thulium?
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Roy
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Sure it's not -thallium- ? Thallium is denser, so that might be one way to tell. Also, it's toxic. Maybe that's why you got it.
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Hitch
You get a D- for your trolls. Would have given you an F, but it seems like you did a modicum of research trying to find rare metals. But your backstory in each sucked.
You need a little verisimilitude in your posts to catch more fish. Picking two of the rarest metals isn't creative. Not giving details tends to be a giveaway also. It seems that you haven't read the Troll FAQ. You are supposed to follow up on your own posts as another persona to keep the thread going. Please research "Tony Garza" on usenet... he can be entertaining and informative at times.
For you next troll assignment, how about going to rec.woodworking and ask the best way to use a tablesaw to cut curves freehand. Tell them you already lost a finger and are trying to figure out how not to lose another. Give details of your equipment, the project you are working on, sob story why you can't afford a bandsaw, etc. The rest is up to you.
Regards, Aaron
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Aaron Kushner
"I need to machine a perfect hole exactly in the center of this piece. I'm going to use my Cheapistan drill press and and end mill to do this, using slick 50 as the cutting oil.
Somebody please tell me why I shouldn't do this, and I will argue with them about why they're crazy."
Jim
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Reply to
jim rozen
We use it as a lasing dopant in solid state laser crystals. I imagine 10 lb of it would serve us for about, uh, 100,000 years or so of laser building...unless business really picked up during that time... C. Hale
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CHale
Slick 50??? Are you nuts? Pure moly mixed with a graphite based grease is the *only way to go. That and put a 'cheater bar' on the downfeed lever and hang all your weight off it. Smoke is what you want! Ya may need to wear ear protection as this (correct) method may squeal a bit. Ken.
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Ken Davey
I would not attempt this unless you have an MT arbor holding things together, forget a drawbar and all that stuff... but I would definately use a cheater, a good pipe wrench from HF should do it... I thought Mercury was the preferred lube/coolant for cutting thulium anyway?
mark
btw, I did cut a nice even radii groove essentially freehand on the table saw in high school, no jig required, though i did have to go outside, past the shattered glass that was in the double doors to get it back inside....
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mark
On 15 Apr 2004 13:01:15 -0700, jim rozen vaguely proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!: remove ns from my header address to reply via email
hmmmm. Should I resemble this remark?
I am a _bit_ concerned. It's close enough to worry me, and you did not reply to my very similar query. But I don't think I argued. I appreciated the replies I did get. I admitted I was "carpenter" accurate.
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Old Nick
On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 02:09:27 -0600, mark vaguely proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!: remove ns from my header address to reply via email
hmmmm Don't you mean "essentially hands free"?
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Old Nick
On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 15:14:09 GMT, Old Nick vaguely proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!: remove ns from my header address to reply via email
I assume your silence is assent....you have posted recently elsewhere.
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Old Nick
I dont know, but you can probably swap it for about 10 pounds of unobtainium on 'Froogle`.
Pragmatist
"I refuse to be intimidated by reality anymore." - Lilly Tomlin - 'Trudy`.
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pragmatist

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