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    Practice steel tube-ends and bits...

    Hey, I'm looking to pick up steel practice material for brazing -- tube ends and other bits. I'd heard that some builders were willing to off-load this stuff cheap, yes? Price of shipping plus a little for the trouble to box it up and such... I've cut up a couple old broken frames, but am rapidly running low. Any one out there willing?

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    It's probably easier to just get some straight gauge. 0.035" and 0.028 are good practice and cost like $5 a foot. I've been learning to TIG and got like 15 practice joints out of a 4' stick.
    4130 ALLOY STEEL ROUND SEAMLESS from Aircraft Spruce

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    Wick's Aircraft sells boxes of scrap 4130 tube for super cheap.

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    Email me. I always have random scrap.

    Keep in mind that a lot of pro builders will mostly have heat treated/harder/thinner stuff mostly which is not going to always be the best to learn on.


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