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Where to find brass sheeting? Answered

I'm planning a project involving but I'm unsure about where to find brass sheeting. Anyone know?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

9 years ago

.  Automotive and industrial supplies will often carry brass sheets for shim stock (spacers).

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 9 years ago

Are they like full sheets that you just cut to size? 

Skunkpunk is considering a "steampunk" oil tank for the '73 Shovelhead, and is planning to fabricate one from either brass or copper.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

.  Most of the ones I've seen were 0.5-4" wide. I've always assumed they made it in wider sheets for big honkin' bearings.
.  Sounds like a most excellent idea.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 9 years ago

He's redoing the clutch this week (it's slipped for the last 2000 miles).  After that he's putting my '79 Sporty together (when I can afford all the gaskets). 

Skunkbait Jr is halfway through chopping an old 250 Rebel.   He turns 14 in May and wants something to get around on.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

.  Send him down here and he can finish putting the Mustang together. ;)

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 9 years ago

He's mostly tied up at the airport right now, helping an old man build an airplane.

But once it's in the air, he'd probably be glad to help another old man put together a ponycar.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

.  The airplane sounds like a very interesting project. He ought to learn a lot.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 9 years ago

Yea, he comes in every day using technical terms I've never heard.  I'm so proud:)

He's looking to buy his own hangar and start building his own.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

.  A Hillbilly with a Pilot's License. <shudder> Now that's scary!   heehee

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 9 years ago

He's been hangin around a bunch of crop dusters.  If a crop duster lives to be 40, and doesn't drink the profits, he'll live to be one of the richest rednecks around.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

If you do put granny's chair on the roof, use high tensile straps to keep it down.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 9 years ago

Thanks.  I'll put him onto it.

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lemonie
lemonie

9 years ago

I saw some in an art & craft shop today. I was surprised that the 0.1 mm stuff was priced the same as 0.05. Shops that cater for model-makers are similar.

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Qcks
Qcks

9 years ago

There's instructables on building your own aluminum forge... you could beuild your forge so that it could melt copper, then you could cast your own brass. I mean... assuming that the thin stuff people have mentioned isn't to your liking.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

9 years ago

How much material do you need?

Smaller sheets or strips about half the size of a regular sheet of paper are found in hobby stores that cater to R/C planes or model railroading.  You can search online for those shops or maybe you have one nearby.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

+1

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zascecs
zascecs

Reply 9 years ago

 +17.324887890012

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zascecs
zascecs

Reply 9 years ago

Uh-oh...


I seem to be having the double comment issue... 

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Just delete the extra.

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zascecs
zascecs

Reply 9 years ago

Ah-ha! Thank you!  

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lemonie
lemonie

9 years ago

Thin sheet can be found in suppliers to modellers (as other comments). Otherwise go shopping elsewhere.

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