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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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    Just order some 4130 chromoly tubing from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, cut it to desired lengths, and have at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
    Just order some 4130 chromoly tubing from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, cut it to desired lengths, and have at it.
    Agreed, thats the way to do it. Practicing with cutoffs will just add a level of difficulty you don't need when you're trying to learn.

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    I agree, the cut-offs you get from tubing are a pain to deal with. I probably would buy practice tubing from McMaster because it's easier

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    Metalsupermarkets (dotcom) has a store in Lakewood. Stock at each location varies I'm sure but you might check them out. I used to get 4130 from the Portland store but selection was limited so I quit. Aircraft Spruce is the next closest, and has a god selection for straight gauge stuff.

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