Well, that stopped today. When a friend of mine mentioned that he was working on setting up a processing plant I said, "great, how can I help?" Turns out there are several ways I can help (from remembering the basics of pipet operation to creative plumbing). So we went down to the "plant" today and surveyed the lack of water, the lack of air, the lack of stands, the lack of space, the lack of ventilation, and the lack of anything to experiment on. We do have container though. Lots and lots of containers.
First order of business is to make some stands, so tonight I surveyed the stockpile at the shop (when not hovering over the students milling titanium parts), and found we have almost all the stock we need to make a couple of stands. One big sheet of 1/8" plate (4' by 6'), lots of square tubing and angle iron, some round rod, and a multitude of sizes of C channel. So the next step is to get cracking.
Actually the next step is to get back to work for a bit. Then I can get cracking.