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Spalters Inc. #9: STM vs xylindein: STM WINS!

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Blog entry by Sodabowski posted 03-05-2012 11:35 PM 1524 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: fast-extracted xylindein Part 9 of Spalters Inc. series Part 10: Predashun: I haz it »

Hi guys.

So, to sum it up, this is Chlorociboria, a.k.a. “the mean tiny hulk”:

Making nice things to the wood it lives into (right)

because of this pigment, the xylindein:

Which response to light in the visible spectrum looks like this:

And whose picture I was (almost certainly) the first to ever take with a Scanning Tunelling Microscope.
Say hello to my little friend:

Now how cool is that? :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!



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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 03-06-2012 12:11 AM

Fascinating!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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SASmith

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#2 posted 03-06-2012 01:01 AM

Now how cool is that? :)
Cool enough to be my new desktop background.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 03-06-2012 02:01 AM

the mean tiny hulk … ronnie james dio! Way to be Soda looks like one hell of an accomplishment.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Sodabowski

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#4 posted 03-06-2012 09:58 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys.
@Chris: I can’t tell you how much of a personal accomplishment that last picture is!

More to come when I get some more spare time :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#5 posted 03-06-2012 12:00 PM

Congrat on that picture!
Hope life smiles at you in Paris.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 03-06-2012 01:13 PM

Fantastic !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#7 posted 03-06-2012 02:32 PM

Transmission specters… reminds me of the good old days…
The first picture is really beautiful. Did you take it yourself ?

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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Sodabowski

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#8 posted 03-06-2012 02:35 PM

Alas, no, I found it here: http://www.nagrzyby.pl/index.php?artname=gatunek&id=217

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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llwynog

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#9 posted 03-06-2012 04:15 PM

Oh well… At least you have the last picture to claim as yours.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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Sodabowski

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#10 posted 03-06-2012 04:19 PM

All but the first (and that of the shape of xylindein) are mine :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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