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Forum topic by triw posted 04-18-2012 08:16 PM 1178 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-18-2012 08:16 PM

Not sure if this is the right place for this posting but will try. I know there are some of you that do metal work as well. I am looking for metal lathe users. I am working on casting burl wood in resin and wast to fill voids with brass swarf (or any non ferrouis metals) Please contact me if you can help.

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#1 posted 04-18-2012 08:24 PM

Add the brass to clear epoxy, fill, sand level to surface, finish.


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#2 posted 04-18-2012 08:35 PM

Sorry I did not make my self clear I am looking for the brass swarf to put in the voids. So if you have brass, copper etc swarf give me a message and we can work out details

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#3 posted 04-19-2012 12:00 AM

I used to have a jar of brass shavings that I used for bluing parts. Those who know me will be amazed but I actually pitched it a while ago. The steel swarf probably won’t do you much good as it is contaminated with cutting fluid, however brass I cut dry. In brass you get two types, very fine shavings generated with a graver and much coarser ones from my bushing machine. I will start saving them…

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#4 posted 04-19-2012 09:57 AM

Have a talk with your local lock smith…that’s where I get my brass filings.

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#5 posted 04-20-2012 02:55 AM

Oooh! The locksmith idea is a great one! Might be a good resource for brass for small castings. Thanks!


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