I will soon join John B as an owner of a mighty shandon...almost definately

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I will soon join John B as an owner of a mighty shandon...almost definately

#1 Post by billben74 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:53 pm

I am happy to announce that (baring any major disasters) I will soon join the lucky John B to own a mighty Shandon.
I decided to hop past the rocker and head for heady shores a big proper microtome, with replacable baldes.

On another odd note I discovered there is a disposapal knife holder for the cambridge rocker. Its just it costs £473.
Its from pfm medical. In the unlikely event anyone from the forum wants one I can provide a contact email to source this difficult to source item.
I have not tried it but the source is exceptionally knowledagble about microtomes and works as a consultant for pfm.

Anyway. Thanks to John B that gave me a little push in this direction.
It should be with me soon ish. This being the last detail to tie up in the transaction.
:)

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#2 Post by JimT » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:05 pm

Wow! You are in the big leagues now. Looking forward to your progress.

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#3 Post by mrsonchus » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:34 pm

Hi Bill, fantastic news! You will be a very, very happy man soon! Which one did you go for?
:D :D

Another sectioneer has joined the pack! :D :D

Ah, Bill, soon you'll be facing choices such as 'hmm... should I go for 10µ or maybe 6µ?'.... Hussar and onward-ho Bill old friend! :D
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#4 Post by charlie g » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:22 am

Congradulations, Billben74! I hope your are now 'feathering the bench area where you will nest' this noble instrument.

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#5 Post by billben74 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:59 pm

Thanks John,

I got:

Anglia Scientific/Shandon Microscope Slide Sectioning M/C (Microtome) AS325

Is this the same as yours? I think its the other one of yours?

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#6 Post by billben74 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:02 pm

And thanks Jim and Charlie.

My house is quite modest so there aren't too many places a 40kg microtome can go.
It will be the empty (well, not for long) work surface in the kitchen.

I'm hoping my wife will continues to be patient with my new obsession ;)
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#7 Post by mrsonchus » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:03 pm

billben74 wrote:Thanks John,

I got:

Anglia Scientific/Shandon Microscope Slide Sectioning M/C (Microtome) AS325

Is this the same as yours? I think its the other one of yours?

billben
Haha! Is it the same fellow, It certainly sounds like the 'other one' - if it is, it will be perfect!

We need pictures, details, video, stories, more pictures, extra videos!

Tell us more, show us the beast! :D :D :D
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#8 Post by billben74 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:36 pm

Its arriving noon on saturday.

There will be pictures, possibly videos and no doubt stories. :D

ps. John, do you have links to specs info on the beauty?

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#9 Post by mrsonchus » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:19 pm

Not long now Bill! Can't wait.

Have pmd you with a link. :)
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#10 Post by billben74 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:34 pm

Hello all.
The new addition to the family has arrived.
The mighty Shandon.

40+ kg of slicing joy. Sadly I'm busy with marking books and family business to actually get going with paraffin embedding today or tomorrow.
But it will happen (no doubt with some help of the amazingly helpful John B --> thanks again).

Any way I'll post some slightly poor quality pics (sorry, in a hurry and only have my 2mega pixels ancient phone to take snaps)
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Quick release block holder
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And thirty blades!
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Got run. 3 year old calling...

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#11 Post by mrsonchus » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:00 pm

Haha! Another joins the sectioners' guild! Fantastic news - 30 blades - I only got 10 you lucky fellow! :D

Looks unused and is clearly ready-to-go! How on Earth have you got away with placing it in the kitchen?! :D :D

Can't wait to follow your adventures, you're in for a fantastic time Bill!
Congratulations, lots and lots of them old fellow! :D

Your new mantra must surely be..... 10µ or bust! :D (make a good 'bumper-sticker') ....
John B

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