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  • In Need Of 3 3/4" Or 4" Dia. Brass

    Anyone know where I can get a piece of brass round 3 5/8" in dia. or larger??? Short piece 1" would do.

    I need to turn a 3 1/2" dia. ring to make the weights for my balancing hubs.

    JL....................

    Like these here.


  • #2
    No scrapyards by you?

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    • #3
      No shops left here any more so no scrap.

      JL.................

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      • #4
        Couldn't you take a rectangular piece and mill the inner and outer radius on a rotary table? You don't need an entire ring, just segments?

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        • #5
          I have bought from 6061Dude many times with great results.
          http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-C360-BRASS...item51e382b68f

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          • #6
            You could clamp chunks to a lathe face plate and get the radii you need from smaller stock.
            If you benefit from the Dunning-Kruger Effect you may not even know it ;-)

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            • #7
              speedymetals and similar internet suppliers sell by the inch

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              • #8
                +1 on Mr. Stoner, "6061dude" on eBay. I have bought aluminum stock from him many times and it's always right, always quick, and always as cheap or cheaper than any local source.

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                • #9
                  McMaster......1784n16 4" dia x 1" long $75 dean
                  www.neufellmachining.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post
                    Couldn't you take a rectangular piece and mill the inner and outer radius on a rotary table? You don't need an entire ring, just segments?
                    There are several alternate methods which are time consuming and a PIA.
                    My backup plan is to rough out some oversize brass pieces, drill the hole in each piece, scribe a 3" circle and screw the piece to the plate and turn the OD & ID to the proper radius but it would be so much faster and easier if I had the right size round stock and just turned the ring and cut out the segments.

                    I can't believe the price of brass, just because it's gold in color.

                    JL............

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by john hobdeclipe View Post
                      +1 on Mr. Stoner, "6061dude" on eBay. I have bought aluminum stock from him many times and it's always right, always quick, and always as cheap or cheaper than any local source.
                      X2.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JoeLee View Post
                        Anyone know where I can get a piece of brass round 3 5/8" in dia. or larger??? Short piece 1" would do.

                        I need to turn a 3 1/2" dia. ring to make the weights for my balancing hubs.

                        JL....................

                        Like these here.

                        I will check when I'll be back home, I think I have what you need, if you want to pay for shipping, the part will be free.

                        If it have an hole in the center, what will be your max diameter?

                        Martin

                        Masimec's home shop

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JoeLee View Post
                          Anyone know where I can get a piece of brass round 3 5/8" in dia. or larger??? Short piece 1" would do.

                          I need to turn a 3 1/2" dia. ring to make the weights for my balancing hubs.

                          JL....................

                          Like these here.

                          I have some in my collection... give me exactly the size you need...


                          Masimec's home shop

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                          • #14
                            Joe Lee--please edit your "signature" to show where you are located. It is difficult to help you if we don't know where in the world you are.---Brian Rupnow
                            Brian Rupnow
                            Design engineer
                            Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                            • #15
                              Why brass and not just steel?

                              And why brass is expensive is because most of it is copper and that isn't cheap.
                              Amount of experience is in direct proportion to the value of broken equipment.

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