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Old 29 February 2012, 07:02   #1
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316 Stainless Steel Offcuts Wanted

Hi, I'm looking for some stainless steel offcuts to practice welding, anything from tube to plate etc.

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Old 29 February 2012, 15:36   #2
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are you evr up in birmingham?
we use 18swg n 14swg sheet all day long should be some off cuts about nothing to big tho
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try your local sheet metal /ducting fab shop or local stainless stock holders as most offer a cutting service .
most places will let u rummage in the scrap as long as u put a 5-10 in the coffee pot

304 ss will do to practice

what type of welding you doing mig/tig/arc ?

start with 3-4 mm plate the get thinner
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are you evr up in birmingham?
we use 18swg n 14swg sheet all day long should be some off cuts about nothing to big tho
Thanks I'll send you a PM when I'm going up that way

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try your local sheet metal /ducting fab shop or local stainless stock holders as most offer a cutting service .
most places will let u rummage in the scrap as long as u put a 5-10 in the coffee pot

304 ss will do to practice

what type of welding you doing mig/tig/arc ?

start with 3-4 mm plate the get thinner
Went to a couple of places today and got a few offcuts but no tube but got enough plate to have a go anyway. I'm hoping to learn tig welding from Nos if I can save enough money for a tig welder and the other tools
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The closer the joint the neater the weld
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