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copper,

Post by the barnacle on Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:24 am

I went to my works stainless supplier yesterday to pick up some rod while mooching i saw they had copper rod of all thicknesses up to about 50 mm+ if anyone is ever interested i could ask the cost,
i also work with stainless rod - 5mm 6mm and 8mm so if anyone wants some off cuts to try out for notching / flaking i could supply for free.
I have yet to try the Shoe Nails you sent mr cone but will be having a go in the coming week,
Steve.

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Re: copper,

Post by grendel on Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:21 pm

That's excellent a copper supply in the UK. I've got plenty at the moment but it's good to know there's some for the future.

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Re: copper,

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:07 am

Awesome, I had a look for copper bars around that thickness the other day, alas to no avail. I wonder haw much for a 6" length of various diameters would cost? I May have to sell my soul...
The horseshoe nails are good up to a certain thickness, any flint biface thicker than around 5mm thick you may have to consider a punch of some sort, the nails are a bit bendy untill the shorten through use and/or wear, maybe nip the thin end off to get to more stable metal.
What are you're thoughts on horseshoe nails Mr. Grendel?

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Re: copper,

Post by the barnacle on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:35 pm

i will ask at the stock holder what the cost is for the copper - i think it will be sold by weight like the stainless,

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Re: copper,

Post by skalla on Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:03 pm

just for ref, you can buy rods of copper of varying thicknesses and lengths on e-bay, just search "copper rod" iirc

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Re: copper,

Post by grendel on Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:14 am

good spot that man, I'll have to buy some, for when the 50 four inch long soft iron nails I bought wear out.

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Re: copper,

Post by skalla on Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:01 am

i've yet to buy any myself, but i've most likely spent almost as much time trying to source stuff as i have actually breaking rocks!

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