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Stainless Tube

Discussion in 'Steel, Hardware, & Handle Material' started by -smitty-, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. -smitty-

    -smitty- New Member

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    Does anyone have a place they can get Stainless tube?

    Metal Supermarkets has stainless 316 tube, would that be appropriate for use in a knife handle?

    Cheers
    Smitty
     
  2. cuatroXcuatro

    cuatroXcuatro Member

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    Was going to point you to www.knifemaker.ca but it looks like they are out of stock. I've used 316 tube, all good.
     
  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    in a pinch stainless steel brake line
     
  4. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    i've used brake line. It works well. I find it hard to find stainless brake line though. John, do you have a good source?
     
  5. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I found something on my search for fasteners a couple days ago and not sure I saved the link.
    I will try and find the company again because they carried brass and copper as well as stainless tubing.
    I do get Chicago screws and regular bolts in stainless
     
  6. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at making a large purchase of steel and will have several hundred pounds of A2 and CPM 3V sitting around.

    Anyone interested in getting some pm me or post here. Price will get figured out later.

    Going on a road trip today so stainless tubing problem will be looked at Friday
     
  7. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Haven't found a good source for stainless, but I have bought brass and aluminium tube from a local hobby shop that caters to RC plane builders.
     
  8. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    I would do aluminum tubes. I assume they are more of a satin type finish?
     
  9. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Yes, though you can sand them very shiny. There are some interesting YouTube vids on polishing aluminium foil balls. The results are pretty impressive.
     
  10. oiler20

    oiler20 New Member

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    So far I have just used old aluminum and steel arrow shafts.
     
  11. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Might be interested in that 3V situation. Any idea on stock sizes?
     
  12. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I ordered either 3/32 or 1/8 x2”
    Found out discounts start at 150 lbs but not until a 1000 pounds is reached is it cheaper than Canadian retailers
    Or near 10 grand per grade
     
  13. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I will check for other sizes on the site
     

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