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« Reply #45 on: January 06, 2010, 09:26:14 AM »

I have the R and D unique kit. Pretty nice, but if I use it I will be adding some details. I may go looking for 1/2" diameter glass tubing just to be difficult.
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« Reply #46 on: January 06, 2010, 10:57:34 AM »

Chuck,   I agree that the R&D kits need more detail ,but there a very good start. Inside gallon markers is one thing i can think off.  If you find 1/2 diameter glass tubeing thats not to thick!! [let me know] Then cutting it to length is another story Roll Eyes        Craig
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« Reply #47 on: January 06, 2010, 06:27:12 PM »

I may go looking for 1/2" diameter glass tubing just to be difficult.


Could you cut down one of those big/long glass eye-dropper type tubes they use in chemistry labs? These even have index markings on them...though they're on the exterior. But with a 1/2" dia tube you should be able to fit a custom made, reverse printed, dry transfer decal inside, and burnish it on.  Another place to maybe find 1/2 glass cylinders is the old vacuum tubes like used to be in TV's and Raidios......try ebay or the flea market.  Cut to length with a diamond scriber....then just sand smooth on some diamond paper.


Just some thoughts.


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« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2010, 06:12:02 AM »

Chuck -

Corning Pyrex 9 ml test tubes (p/n 9800-13) are 13 mm OD, which is pretty close to 1/2" (0.511").  Corning doesn't spec the wall thickness, but it's fairly thin compared to glass tubing.  They're readily available in packs of 72 from many lab supply houses.  Here's one example: http://www.coleparmer.com/Catalog/product_view.asp?sku=3456903.  I suspect you could ask around and get one for free from a lab.

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« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2010, 09:11:03 AM »

I used a glass medicine dropper for my 1/4" scale pump. I cut it with a carbide scribe and snapped off the end. I carefully sanded the ends square on my disc sander. Damn, I'm not sure I really wanted to find 1/2" glass tube!

Thanks Mark!
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