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Pabs

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475 days ago

hi all

building something similar to this soon and I’m trying to find chrome rails like the ones shown in the pic below

any sources online where I could find these?

-- Pabs


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jap

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#1 posted 475 days ago

maybe you could use straitgh wire and bend it yourself?

-- Joel

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Pabs

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#2 posted 475 days ago

don’t think you can bend those …the finish would chip off

do you have a source for straight rails? I could modify the design to incorporate straight rails instead…

-- Pabs

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#3 posted 475 days ago

You can use stainless steel or aluminum tubing and bend it your self and polish. Look at McMaster-Carr or MSC Industrial. Look through Rockler and Woodcraft web sites. A Harbor Freight tube bend would work to bend the tubes. You can also look for polished brake lines for hot rods and bend them to fit. Or bends steel tube and have it chrome plated after you bend them. Bending tube is not hard, use alignment marks to keep the ends sort of square. Two practice pieces and you should be good to go.

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 475 days ago

How about something like this?
http://www.pullsdirect.com/appliance-pulls/c739?intcmp=swbappliance

Don’t know what length you need, but I’m sure you’ll find something of interest at this site.

Sven

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#5 posted 475 days ago

Stainless is nice and not too expensive in 1/4” rod. You’ll have to
heat and/or notch it out to make that right angle bend. It
looks cooler than chrome, imo, especially with marks from
hot working it.

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Pabs

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#6 posted 475 days ago

just found a local supplier..
I can get 1/4 SS for 0.75 a foot! that’s pretty cheap!

thanks all!

-- Pabs

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