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June 1, 2013 at 12:14 pm #48629
Anyone know if there’s still a supplier of these ?
ThanksJuly 25, 2013 at 6:49 pm #53667brassyParticipant
Will Blued Piano wire from a sports shop work ??August 6, 2013 at 9:58 pm #53668
Not sure, but it’s worth looking into!
Thanks !August 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm #53669aruthaParticipant
You should be able to buy blued steel from supply houses,
Cousins in the UK sell it
Look down the page under the brass wire.
Paul.August 13, 2013 at 8:26 am #53670
Thanks Paul !!!!January 2, 2014 at 9:52 am #53671chris mabbottParticipant
Randy, I might be waay off suggesting this but have you tried old drill bit shanks? I’ve read that some people use them for staffs, I would think that they would be hard to turn seeing as it’s the same material as a graver. It would be interesting to hear if it is possible though.
ChrisJanuary 3, 2014 at 6:41 am #53672david pierceParticipant
Standard drill rod is available from industrial supply houses and it is very inexpensive. A 3 foot length of W1 is about $4.00. I buy from MSC because they are close to where I live but all of them ship.
davidJanuary 5, 2014 at 12:41 am #53673aruthaParticipant
I am not sure about using old drills for balance staffs, I am pretty sure in their normal state they would be too brittle, if they are the old steel type then I dont see why they couldn’t be softened enough to become useable.
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