Aluminium shavings wanted

  1. Lazurus

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    I am looking for a bag or box full of aluminium shavings to add to resin for some turned spheres, if any one can help out. Posted at my cost to Norfolk.
     
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  2. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Wow that looks amazing!
     
  3. Lazurus

    Lazurus Member

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    Anyone ?
     
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  4. RichardM Member

    Can you elaborate on aluminium shavings? Do you want some lathe swarfe?
     
  5. Lazurus

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    Yes i think swarf would be ideal, I intend to cast in resin then turn on my lathe as the above images to see what efffect it produces. I will soak in cleaner first to remove contaminants.
     
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  6. bigegg

    bigegg I drink and I know things. Its what I do.

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    i found brass worked well, if you cant get aluminium.

    be warned: if you use "powder", or small pieces, and stir it in, it will settle to bottom before the resin sets.
     
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  7. scott0031 Member

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    I can probably help you as i produce bin fulls of the stuff. The slight problem is due to circumstances I'm pretty much at home at the mo. I will have to pop into my works to make sure all is well at a various points.

    I probably have some pics somewhere of the type of swarf. Not all will be suitable due to many different styles of machines tools and cutting tools, but i think i have something that will be perfect off face mills. Short and curly and very shiny.
     
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  8. scott0031 Member

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    The problem is, it's down to you to sort the types if you want a static type :laughing:. There may be layers in the bins of certain types.

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  9. Lazurus

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    Yes any of the above would be perfect, just the logistics to arrange, please let me know if and when some can be sent it would be much appreciated.
     
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  10. scott0031 Member

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    As you say the logistics is the problem at the moment as far as i know all post offices are shut. My local is and heard this from other sources also

    I think couriers are still operating or some are at least. How much do you think you need? A box say foot square? You will have to wash this stuff in hot soapy water as it will be oil bound or a non oily degreaser or it may not work well.

    I'm happy to pack it up and you sort your own courier and send me the labels to attach.


    Scott
     
  11. Lazurus

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    Yes a box would be good as described I have plenty of acetone for cleaning. Not used on line label thingy any suggestions who to use?
     
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