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Forum topic by Tony Strupulis posted 08-17-2010 08:56 PM 743 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tony Strupulis

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08-17-2010 08:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane resource question

I’m building an infill plane and I need to find a source for either brass or bronze plate for the sides. Any suggestions? Thanks.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com


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paratrooper34

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#1 posted 08-17-2010 09:15 PM

I bought some brass and steel to make a plane with from Ebay. I typed in “Brass” and “Steel” and found them under Industrial category. There were all kinds of sizes, thicknesses, etc. And very reasonably priced. Give it a shot. Now if I can just find the time to get it started.

Good Luck!

-- Mike

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mnorusis

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#2 posted 08-17-2010 09:26 PM

I use speedymetals.com for brass/aluminum/steel purchases.

So far I have purchased some steel rod, brass rod, and aluminum rod and rectangle plate

They’re prices were the best I found when looking for a source and the 3 orders I’ve placed have all been filled same day.

Hope that helps.

Mike

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Tony Strupulis

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#3 posted 08-17-2010 11:00 PM

The local metal dealers have everything you could ask for as long as it’s rebar or structural steel.

I just ordered my brass from Speedy Metals. The initial shipping quote was $35 to ship 3 pounds worth of brass to Alaska. The sales guy was very helpful and was willing to work with me to cut my metal down to fit in a USPS Priority Mail box. So far I’m very happy with their service!

Thanks for all of your responses!

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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Div

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#4 posted 08-17-2010 11:12 PM

Good luck with your infill plane! I’m all excited, love these sort of things! Please keep us posted on your progress. Anchorage, Wow, that is far from here. And cold, isn’t it??!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Tony Strupulis

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#5 posted 08-17-2010 11:27 PM

31 consecutive days of rain and counting, a constant 60 degrees F. It’s not cold…YET!

Suppose I’ll have to post some blog entries as this project gets going.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 08-18-2010 01:52 PM

You don’t have to, but there will be a lot of unhappy campers if you don’t :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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tnwood

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#7 posted 08-18-2010 02:46 PM

Try McMaster Carr. Best service around but they can be a bit costly. However their shipping costs tend to be low.

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