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Post by Ed » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:26 pm

Hi,

I am getting really behind on doing Stu's IC rudder.

the thing that is really slowing me down is that I specced the shaft up, but after a little research and chat with those that know, I have had to re-think and find something a bit beefier than what I have in the workshop.

When in Bristol, I could just pop down to a few places and find something. But down here....I havn't got anything sorted out. Does anybody know any supplier of stainless that will sell in small amounts and will take orders by phone or web and who will deliver?

I am after:

12-13 mm rod s/steel

or better a tube with OD 12-13mm and another bit of rod that will fit inside.

I am also after a small bit of alloy billet/rod approx 28mm OD

Any ideas of ways I can get hold of this without driving miles and miles would really be appreciated.

cheers

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Post by Garry R » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:36 pm

http://www.metal2models.btinternet.co.u ... uemenu.htm

I have found this guy really helpful in the past for small bits and pieces

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Post by Garry R » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:37 pm

PS - he might even be able to machine it if you ask - he did turn something for me but I can't remember what!!

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Post by Ed » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:41 pm

Oh my lord!!!!

you are a complete star!

this guy looks just fantastic. just what I wanted. only pity he has just gone away on hols till end of month....ugh..

but thanks a million, I will buy you a beer in clywedog.

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Post by Rupert » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:59 pm

You could try Wessex Fasteners in Swindon, who do an amazing amount of stuff, but it is all in their heads, in the old fashioned way. According to the internet, their number is 01793 613369.
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Post by chris » Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:12 pm

another one is Mallard metals. will cut to size and are happy with small orders.
http://www.mallardmetals.co.uk

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Post by NeilH » Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:21 pm

Hi Ed
Phoenix (316) Ltd
01752 267428
The Queen Anne Works
Queen Anne Battery, Plymouth, PL4 0LP

Near QAB - I think they're on the left just before the cafe on the corner - helped me out a few years ago.
They may be able to help?
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Post by Ed » Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:36 pm

Well they are certainly closer.....but at moment, I am having a problem just getting out of the house, due to being rather busy workwise.

however its Port of Plymouth Regatta next week so may try and get away a bit early and pop down there first

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Post by Nigel » Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:13 pm

Hi Ed,

I usually do a quick check on ebay at: Business, Office & Industrial> Manufacturing & Metalworking>.

Loads of ally and stainless rod, tube, billet and sheet in small quantities.

Usually turns up within 2 days if paypalled.

Best Regards,

Nigel

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Post by Ed » Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:06 pm

Got from the guy in Folkestone....as recommended by Gary.

Brilliant service.....and cheaper than the other guys

thanks all for the advice

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Post by Garry R » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:19 am

That's been my experience as well Ed - and very helpful over the phone. I can't remember exactly what it was that I needed but he machined something for me too and charged virtually nothing.

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