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Old 06-10-24, 07:04 PM
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Source for Blem Tubes & lugs for practice

I'm starting to teach myself how to braze and am at the point where I need some lugs and tubing.

Anyone know where to get blems or other scrap but useable materials?
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I'm starting to teach myself how to braze and am at the point where I need some lugs and tubing.

Anyone know where to get blems or other scrap but useable materials?
I would guess there are builders in the area who would let you have the stuff in their scrap bin. There might not be any lugs but you can use .125" larger tubes with .058" or .065" walls to make your own lugs. With .065 wall, you'll need to grind them out a bit or turn the inside on the lathe but I find they work better for silver if the gap is smaller than .058 affords. .058" works for brass just fine. I just dropped a box of cut offs and scrap to the recycler.
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I have a small collection of bits I've gotten from other folks, lugs and practice tubing so far. Just keep your eyes open on various fora. Stuff turns up.
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Originally Posted by PromptCritical
I'm starting to teach myself how to braze and am at the point where I need some lugs and tubing.

Anyone know where to get blems or other scrap but useable materials?
I have some practice lugs that I received from another framebuilder. I know I won't use all of them and I feel pretty good about my lug brazing at this point. PM me, I'd be happy to send some your way for shipping.
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I have a box collecting cut offs and scrapped tubes, but will have no lugs, that when filled I will offer for shipping costs sometime not so soon. For lug brazing practice i generally just use a 0.058 walled sleeve. Andy
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