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Liger Zero
05-20-2009, 02:41 PM
http://www.mini-lathe.com/Metal%20Stock/Metal%20Stock.htm

The fellow who runs Minilathe Dot Comhas set up some sort of arrangement with a screw machine shop to sell bar ends.

Assuming the descriptions are accurate are these prices any good? The brass caught my eye as I am currently making some sample pieces for a fellow, it has the potential to turn into a 100+ piece job per week. What about the other materials?

aboard_epsilon
05-20-2009, 03:30 PM
all i can tell you is what i paid for brass in the uk the other day from the scrap yard.

bought at 7/8ths width... length 40 inches.. hex....4 kilos..... 10

all the best.markj

Weston Bye
05-20-2009, 06:02 PM
A quick look at McMaster-Carr shows a 12" length of 1-1/4 for about 35$. Do you know what you're getting? An assortment with a couple of pieces of 1-1/4 would make it a better deal than Mc-C.

I used to buy grab bags of electronics parts. Most never got used.

An assortment of brass probably would get used up in time. Could you be certain that a grab bag would satisfy the needs of your 100 piece-a-week project?

Liger Zero
05-20-2009, 06:06 PM
An assortment of brass probably would get used up in time. Could you be certain that a grab bag would satisfy the needs of your 100 piece-a-week project?

As long as I got pieces bigger than 1/8 inch, part is "slightly smaller" than 1/8th.

I'll email the fellow in the morning for more information.

sansbury
05-20-2009, 06:24 PM
If you want 360 or 6061 call Admiral Metals in Woburn, Mass. They sell brass remnants for about $4/lb mostly in 12" lengths and usually have a good selection of diameters. I know they ship but if they are going to kill you on the prices I'd be happy to go there and pick some items out and send them to you.

Liger Zero
05-20-2009, 06:27 PM
If you want 360 or 6061 call Admiral Metals in Woburn, Mass. They sell brass remnants for about $4/lb mostly in 12" lengths and usually have a good selection of diameters. I know they ship but if they are going to kill you on the prices I'd be happy to go there and pick some items out and send them to you.


I just might take you up on that. I'll know Friday if the job is "go" or not.

DR
05-20-2009, 10:43 PM
Looking at the brass....13 pounds for $81 =$6.23/pound.

That's no deal for random length and diameter. Check Onlinemetals. Buy the actual size you need. Once you get a reasonable quantity they come out less expensive per pound.

Buy seven feet of 3/4" brass, 11.4 pounds for $82. That's $7.19/pound.

I'd rather pay the extra buck a pound to get the diameter I want.

Online used to even give 10% discount for over a hundred bucks, I don't see that on their website now though.

jfleisher
05-21-2009, 10:11 AM
Small Parts dot Com has 7/8" dia rod x 72" long for $32.67, and lot's of other sizes as well...

http://www.smallparts.com/Brass-Rod-Type-C360-ASTM-B16/dp/B001DE933M?ie=UTF8&qid=1242914944&pf_rd_r=02GVWPYS51PVWH8R3FC9&pf_rd_p=467590051&pf_rd_i=16414231&sr=1-9&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_m=AIUBT5HP6PMAF&pf_rd_t=101

lazlo
05-21-2009, 10:22 AM
Looking at the brass....13 pounds for $81 =$6.23/pound.

Enco has really good prices on 360 Brass, plus free shipping.

mochinist
05-21-2009, 11:33 AM
5/32diax6' 360 brass from mcmastercarr is only $4.40

Maybe I'm missing something here, but that is slightly bigger than an 1/8th diameter and you wont be turning off most of the stock.