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Thin Copper for Corrugating


#1

Hi all,

I’m looking for thin copper for corrugating. I’ve heard “roofing
copper” works, but my local has-everything-hardware store doesn’t
have it. They sent me to a local “professional” lumber yard, and
they didn’t have it.

So at this point it seems easier to mail order it. Anyone know
where? We’re talking 30, 32 gauge.

Thanks.
Elaine
Elaine Luther
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay


#2

Elaine,

The roofing copper I have gotten at my local Home Depot has been 22
gauge.

Linda in MA


#3

Roofing copper that I have used is heavier than that. It’s closer to
22 or 23 gage. It’s great for fold forming but is too heavy for
corrugating. It’s generally used as “flashing” around chimneys etc.

I don’t have a source for the thiner.

marilyn


#4

You should be able to find 30, 32 gauge copper in most hobby shops.
I belive that Thompson enamel carries a thin gauge tooling copper,
You might also try Metaliferris. They seem to carry just about
everything.

Good luck.
Alma


#5

Hey Elaine have you tried American science and surplus, i know they
have a section of base metals, I know the company they order it from
is located in Illinois (K&S Tools and Metal ) i found a web page but
im not sure if its truly theres, Ill look on the packaging while im
at school tomorrow I know its on there.

Michael Woltmann
www.CripticCorp.net


#6

Elaine,

This might be too thin, but I have found 36ga copper rolls in big
craft stores (Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc)

K&S metals is manufacturer
http://www.ksmetals.com

You can probably find the K&S stuff locally if you feel like doing
the leg work. I can’t remember exactly what “department” it is in,
but I remember it seemed a weird location in the craft/art supply
universe.

Santa Fe JS has up to 30ga and I am pretty sure IJS does, I bet Rio
does too, but don’t have catalog handy.

http://www.sfjssantafe.com

Ashley Webb


#7

Elaine,

I have purchased copper sheet from a roofing supply company and is
was more in the range of 20 gauge. You might try Allcraft in NYC.

Joel
Joel Schwalb
@Joel_Schwalb
www.schwalbstudio.com


#8

Elaine, Indian Jewelers Supply has copper, brass. and nickel-silver
in 30 gauge sheet.

Judy Bjorkman


#9

Hello Elaine,

Some time ago, I bought a roll of copper sheet from Ben Franklin, a
hobby and craft shop. It is used for copper tooling. I think it is 28
ga. I’ve “wrinkled” and folded it quite easily.

Judy in Kansas


#10

dickblick.com and MisterArt.com both carry rolls of 30 gauge copper.
Check both of their prices before ordering, as one is usually less
expensive that the other and their prices vary. I’ve ordered from
both and I think the quality of the tooling foil is the same. Look in
the crafts section for copper tooling foil

Alana Clearlake


#11
    So at this point it seems easier to mail order it.  Anyone
know where?  We're talking 30, 32 gauge. 

Hi Elaine, Try Rio, Metalliferous, or Allcraft.

Cindy
Cynthia Eid
http://www.cynthiaeid.com/


#12

The best place to find roofing copper is from a roofing materials
supplier. Look in your yellow pages under “roofing materials” (not
roofing contractors). On the east coast, NB Handy is one of the more
common suppliers who sells roofing copper. Here is their link that
lists their locations

http://www.nbhandy.com/nbh_imi_web.nsf/WebPage?openform

You might have to buy an entire sheet (3x8 feet) from them - ask.

Mitch Adams


#13

I suggest looking through a dedicated garden store. I bought a roll
of copper about 2 inches wide to put around the base of my fruit
trees to stop snails and slugs from inching up the trees. Or, you
may try Industrial Metal Supply company http://www.imsmetals.com/.

kh


#14

I buy copper, brass and other metals from Online Metals. They also
sell Delrin.

http://onlinemetals.com


#15

Hi Elaine,

I also am looking for thin copper to corrugate. Rio Grande sells it,
but it isn’t as clean as I like it and you can’t order in large
quantities. They sell sheets 6" x 12" and I need larger. I haven’t
been able to find roofing copper either. I know Home Depot doesn’t
have it and neither does Lowe’s.

So, if anyone out there knows a good source for thin copper copper
sheeting there are others interested.

thanks,
Jennifer Friedman
enamelist, jewelry artisan, ceremonial silver


#16
I also am looking for thin copper to corrugate. Rio Grande sells it,
but it isn't as clean as I like it and you can't order in large
quantities.

search for a nearby service center at:
http://www.copper.org/resources/suppliers/homepage.html

jesse


#17

Here are some places to purchase thin copper:

Thin Metal Sales, Inc 
909 393-2273  
15047 Sierra Bonita Lane 
Chino, Cailf 
(34 ga copper) CDA 110 soft copper. 006x12" sold by the pound. 

Industrial Metal Supply 
(L.A Orange County, San Diego) 
the have thin copper available in boxes called shim stock 6"x10". 

Online Metals 
800-704-2157, 206-285-8600. 
Fax 800 533-6350
www.onlinemetals.com  
soft copper .006 x 6" or 12".

These sources were recommended by Trish McAleer. I took her workshop
in metal corrugation and came away with a tremendous amount of
Trish will give you a complete handout on all the
supplies she uses so you don’t have to guess about what or where to
order supplies from for future projects.

Karen


#18

Hello Jennifer Friedman

I just checked with the local Ben Franklin Crafts store. They are
selling 36ga sheet, 12"x36" for $9 and some change. Seems pretty
pricey, but it is available… at least in Kansas.

Hope this helps,
Judy in Kansas


#19

I also am looking for thin copper to corrugate. Rio Grande sells it,
but it isn’t as clean as I like it and you can’t order in large
quantities. They sell sheets 6" x 12" and I need larger.

Indian Jewelers Supply sells copper sheet in gauges up to 30-gauge
and in larger-size sheets.

Judy Bjorkman


#20

what about this
http://www.whimsie.com/coppersheetwire.html