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Custom cuts copper stock


#1

Is there a company that will custom cut strips of copper with a
similar weight and width as Sterling bezel strips? I want to do some
weaving with multiple colors of metal and would like to purchase the
strips instead of cutting them myself. LKL

Linda Lankford
72 Meadowlark Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146
@Linda_K_Lankford
314-569-3259


#2

If you have access to a rolling mill, you can just make wire into
the strips you need unless they are very wide.

Louise
http://www.jewelryspectrum.com


#3

Hi Linda,

If you want copper strips, couldn’t wire from the hardware store be
easily put through the rollers to make flat? This would be cheap,
quick and no shipping charges.

Have fun. Tom Arnold


#4

Hi,

What you need is a company who does “slitting”. Try McMurray Metals
in Dallas 800-658-5655 or someone in your area. Any major city will
have some place that does slitting. They’ll take a wide roll and
machine cut off and unwind a thin section and wind it onto a new roll
for you. Not sure how thin they go but probably not a big deal to do
bezel-wide.

Dar
www.sheltech.net


#5
If you want copper strips, couldn't wire from the hardware store
be easily put through the rollers to make flat? This would be
cheap, quick and no shipping charges. 

The suggestion below is a good one, but be sure to anneal as you go!
If you really work harden copper, it can become hard enough to
damage the steel rolls in your mill. I still remember the rant on
the subject we got from the shop supervisor in grad school…as he
pointed to a set of slip rolls with nasty grooves in them where
someone had tried to flatten copper round wire to make bus bars.
Ouch.

Here’s an alternative idea: buy some thick foil/thin sheet from
onlinemetals.com and then shear the pieces you need. A little
Profiform shear or the like would make short work of this task. If
you or noone in your circle have a shear, try a high school or
community college in your area. They likely have a foot shear in
their machine shop.

Tom