I'm just going to drop a couple links from my heyday first:
A Peek into a Clandestine Chemistry Lab
Mycotopia's Laboratory Safety Collaboration
Please forgive me the shameless self-linking.
Sep funnel borosillicate .. Size?
Vacuum filtration kit.. Does having thus tool make having a separatory funnel pointless or do they go together?
And then last thing i can think of which I don't really think I can afford is a rotovap.
Your separatory funnel is for separating 2 liquids. Generally, you have mixed a polar and non-polar liquid and only want one of them so you put the mixture in the funnel. The liquids separate into 2 distinct layers and you open the valve at the bottom until the bottom layer drains out, and BAM you have separated your liquids. The size you need depends on how big your extractions are. 1L is a good general purpose size, but the 250mL is great to have for an entirely different reason.
A vacuum filter is for separating solids from a liquid. You have a mixture of solids (usually crystalline solids precipitated out of solution as your final product) that are in a beaker of liquid. Filtering it through a coffee filter using gravity will take forever, so you hook a special funnel to a special flask and pull a vacuum underneath and BAM you have separated your solid from your liquid. Buchner funnels & filter flasks come in different sizes too, each appropriate for a specific task.
Nobody can afford a rotovap. Not to mention, I'm not sure they're even sold to the general public without getting on some kind of list...
Is there any other supplies one can think of? Any idea how much it would all cost minus the rotovap, and where do I get all this stuff?
Should I wait for a good deal on eBay or better off going to an actual company selling supplies?
You need gloves, goggles, fire extinguishers, a rubber apron, a respirator, and possibly most importantly, a dedicated lab space with adequate ventilation. You can do all this on your kitchen table, but chances are the cat's going to waltz through at some point and knock over a beaker full of black pH 14 solution and ruin the rug. Good luck getting your security deposit back after that one! Even if you don't have a dedicated room for your lab, you need a space where you can set everything up and then take it all down when you're done.
eBay is a good place to start, but there's a bunch of other places selling unused gear at good prices. I can't in good conscious put them on the open boards, when you know what you need you can use your Google-Fu to find it.
Also I would like to have a place that lists all useful hemicals for each different kind of extraction. There are other sites for that I will compile tho. I just want to have all the supplies readily available for the futureand slowly gatger these tho gs together.
As a general rule, don't go buying chemicals online; that just leaves a paper trail right to your dang house. Pretty much everything you need you can find at the hardware/automotive/grocery store and pay cash for it. Anything you can't find at a store has a legitimate purpose and can be found online, but you better also be interested in that legitimate purpose!
Need lye? You're a soap maker! Need citric acid? You make bath bombs! Gotta have some toluene? I don't even know... maybe you're into making your own spray paint or something!
And now a bit of finger-wagging:
This shit can blind you.
This shit can leave you permanently scarred.
This shit can blow up or burn down your house.
This shit can kill your dog, just with the fumes coming up from the basement.
You don't just assemble a clandestine chemistry lab for shits and giggles. You do it with specific intent. You do it with knowledge.
You start with, "I want to isolate this specific molecule from this specific plant, what do I need to accomplish my goal?"
This scattershot approach of "I want a chemistry lab!" makes me deeply uncomfortable...
That said, I'm happy to help, but I'll need specific questions.