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[Source] Bronze tubing


#1

I give up. Have looked high and low for bronze tubing (5-10mm
diameter) and just can’t find it. Can anyone recommend a source?
Don’t think Hagstoz even has it although it’s listed on their
website, just can’t click on it to open up a page like you can with
everything else.

Would be great for any ideas, Carol


#2
Have looked high and low for bronze tubing (5-10mm diameter) and
just can't find it. 

Carol, try model railway shops, they have all sorts of small
strangely shaped angles and tubing in brass and aluminium, and maybe
bronze - worth a try,

good luck, Christine


#3

Have you called them as the web site is still under construction. In
the metals catalog they sent this past week with an order they list
an assortment of tubes, disks, sheet, ect. You can also try

http://metalliferous.com

metals catalog they also have an amazing amount to choose from. Or
http://www.mcmaster.com For metals and most other items you can’t
find at the local big box stores.

been there, better book mark the site will be back later !
glen


#4

I would suggest calling Small Parts: 800.220.4242 or smallparts.com
to see if their bronze tubing comes in round. They have square and
rectangular, but in my catalog they don’t have the round.

Good luck,
Reba


#5

hi Carol, Dan from Indian jewellers supply sent me this letter-
isn’t he wonderful?

  "Would you settle for "red brass" CDA#230 - 85% copper, 15%
  zinc 9 ga. OD x.082" ID x 26 ga wall item # RBTB09 sold in
  12" lengths (0.238 ozT) @ US $7.41 per troy ounce. 10 ga OD
  x.077" ID x 28 ga wall ---- item #RBTB10 sold in 12" lengths
  (0.179 ozT) @ US $7.41 per troy ounce Not up to snuff on your
  diameter requirements, but we may be able to get a special
  order. 

Dan Woodard, Indian Jewelers Supply
www.ijsinc.com


#6

Does anyone know of a source for seamless bronze tubing? I know I
can make seamed tubing, but looking for a source for seamless.

I have scoured the internet and not come up with much that is
jewelry scale.

Thanks all!
Camill


#7

Homo Depot

Paf Dvorak


#8

You dont say what od you want nor wall thickness.

Makes it hard to guess what you need and its use.

There are 3 sizes of drawn seamless bronze as near as youll get to a
trad bronze spec available.

Its replacement car hyd brake pipe! Called cunifer 10.

Available in 1/4, 1/8th and.132in. Generally available in 12ft
coils.

The latter is for the French 2CV brake system.

You could draw then down to smaller od but you would need a full
sized geared draw bench and draw plates to suit.

I used the 1/4 and 1/8in size to make bronze beads for rosary
bracelets. they dont take long to form up with the right tooling.

Nice and maleable too.


#9

Not sure what kind of bronze you are after, but Mcmaster is the
place I go when looking for something like that.

Kaleb


#10
There are 3 sizes of drawn seamless bronze as near as youll get to
a trad bronze spec available. Its replacement car hyd brake pipe!
Called cunifer 10. 

It is not bronze, it is copper-nickel 90-10. Nice stuff but not
bronze.

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


#11

Camilla

I found this 10g. x 28g red brass tubing and 9g. x 28g. on Indian
Jewelry Supply [Invalid URL removed]

I remembered that I used to get nickel tubing 20 odd years ago from
themand sure enough, they still have it. Also try Allcraft and
Metalliferous.

Good luck!
Joy


#12
It is not bronze, it is copper-nickel 90-10. Nice stuff but not
bronze. 

Yes James, I know its cu/ni.

As I said, its a near as youll get to a trad bronze, as to
workability and colour and oxidation finish.

Have used it for many yrs in tube and sheet form.

where to find it in sheet form? Theres a scrap merchant in Chippeham
Wiltshire who deals in ship scrap.

I buy 3in dia hot sea water pipe (from condenser feed and return) in
3ft lengths.

slit it lengthwise with a jig saw, open it up and ive 9 in wide
sheet some 1/10th in thick.

Scour with a very coarse rotary wire brush, pickle and then use it
for whatever.

Rolls out well down to 1/16th in the power mill for buckle fronts.
This gets minted hot as a 3 by 2in oval.

The backs for these fronts are from guilding metal some 1/10th in
thick.

Both these are blanked out on a 6 ton power crank press.

All the buckle fittings that locate the wire belt loop and tang are
formed out of the back with another fly press tool.

Like the tangs used to assemble tin toys.

hope you follow.

The fronts are then fixed onto the backs with matching metal rivets
some 1/16th in dia round head.

not a solder joint anywhere!.

Theres a seperate stamping that connects the leather to the wire
belt loop, keeping the leather single thickness.

No bending over so the buckle lays flat in use.

Use this metal to also mint buttons.

Do them both in sterling as well.

I also find its nice to use.


#13

Most hobby stores carry brass tubing…the kind of hobby stores
that sell model airplanes and boats that have engines that actually
function with fuel. I get lost in these stores. they have some cool
stuff. They usually have a modest selection of brass and aluminum
tubing. The tubing can be pulled through a drawplate if you need it
to be a more accurate diameter.

Chris