"Blue staffs"

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    randy
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    Anyone know if there’s still a supplier of these ?

    Thanks

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    brassy
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    Will Blued Piano wire from a sports shop work ??

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    randy
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    Not sure, but it’s worth looking into!

    Thanks !

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    arutha
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    You should be able to buy blued steel from supply houses,
    Cousins in the UK sell it
    https://www.cousinsuk.com/catalog/consumables/brass-steel-bushing-pin-wire
    Look down the page under the brass wire.
    Paul.

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    randy
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    Thanks Paul !!!!

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    chris mabbott
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    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.

    Chris

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    david pierce
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    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.
    david

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    arutha
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    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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