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Title: Round rod.
Post by: Dennis Bourey on July 12, 2019, 06:20:57 PM
Hi everyone, Where does everyone get there steel round rod stock from? like real small 1/64 or 0.35 mm Thanks Dennis
Title: Re: Round rod.
Post by: S&S RR on July 12, 2019, 06:50:51 PM
Hi everyone, Where does everyone get there steel round rod stock from? like real small 1/64 or 0.35 mm Thanks Dennis


Dennis


My local ACE hardware carries it in stock.
Title: Re: Round rod.
Post by: Dennis Bourey on July 12, 2019, 07:09:22 PM
serious?  John, Thank you sir. Your package is ready for tomorrows mail :) wow I better find one lol.  I heard music wire but i'm not sure. I rather find a Ace :)
Title: Re: Round rod.
Post by: S&S RR on July 12, 2019, 08:13:09 PM
serious?  John, Thank you sir. Your package is ready for tomorrows mail :) wow I better find one lol.  I heard music wire but i'm not sure. I rather find a Ace :)


I will confirm the smallest diameter that I bought tomorrow.  When I found it I bought about 6 different diameters to have it on hand. It is pretty high strength spring steel.
Title: Re: Round rod.
Post by: Dennis Bourey on July 12, 2019, 09:11:34 PM
That's what I'm looking for. :)
Title: Re: Round rod.
Post by: postalkarl on July 13, 2019, 11:21:31 AM
Hey Dennis:

 I use Floral Wire. My smallest size is 20 thousand's. I have A bundle of  12 thousand's but not sure if it's floral wire.

Karl
Title: Re: Round rod.
Post by: Dennis Bourey on July 13, 2019, 11:47:23 AM
Thank you Karl. Dennis
Title: Re: Round rod.
Post by: ACL1504 on July 13, 2019, 01:32:24 PM
Dennis,

This should give you all you need to know.

http://www.ksmetals.com/17.html (http://www.ksmetals.com/17.html)

K&S is sold at Ace, Walmart and local hobby shops.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Round rod.
Post by: deemery on July 13, 2019, 03:25:30 PM
Somewhere I got a steel wire assortment, 3' tube.  That's been very handy!  Unfortunately, I don't remember where I got it, it was an industrial supply store, like McMaster-Carr (but I couldn't find it on the McMaster-Car website.)


dave
Title: Re: Round rod.
Post by: Dennis Bourey on July 13, 2019, 03:32:17 PM
Thank you Tom and Dave.....Dennis
Title: Re: Round rod.
Post by: bparrish on July 13, 2019, 08:37:09 PM
Dennis....

I don't even let music /piano wire around my work bench.  It is too tough on the cutters and I can't think of much where you would need that springy stuff.

I got a bunch of brass shapes from Micro mark......  they market things in 12 sticks at 12 inches long.  What you get is K&S brass in packages of 4 adding up to the twelve.  They make no effort to hide the K&S.  It is their packaging. 


It is a good price however.

see ya
Bob
Title: Re: Round rod.
Post by: Dennis Bourey on July 13, 2019, 09:04:54 PM
Thanks bob, I never thought of Micro-Mark....Dennis
Title: Re: Round rod.
Post by: jbvb on July 14, 2019, 08:31:59 AM
I use music wire for handrails etc. at risk of getting bent by handling (equipment) or operators (structures, tops of retaining walls etc.). But it's harder to solder steel than brass.  Tichy's assortment of phosphor bronze wires are easy to solder and more springy than the widely-available 'half hard' brass.  They also offer 3 foot lengths, though I've gotten them from Tichy's stand at the W. Springfield train show rather than experimenting with how they'd survive shipping.
Title: Re: Round rod.
Post by: Dennis Bourey on July 14, 2019, 10:20:03 AM
James, thank you very much.......Dennis