Would it be accurate to say, Longview, that you hope simpler chemical preparation methods might exist for both the Fiberfrax and the Nickel Oxide? (Simpler than those used by ogfusionist - meaning less time, less tooling, less cost.)
Methods which experimenters of modest means might implement?
Here is a more technical discussion, rather than the earlier that seemed influenced by some IPA ingestion.
Thanks NickEc, for picking this up. To review briefly for others here, I do have some hope at least for the possibility-- assuming the actual device was in quartz or silica. If it were Pyrex or other borsilicate, it would be harder for me to justify much interest.
[but of course if any modification of fusionist's work fails, we cannot blame him. For example, we then have to be wary of the possibility that boron or borosilcate itself might have been participating in some way.....]