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Offline crueby

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Re: Casting Gloat
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2020, 02:06:02 AM »
German silver = nickel silver ..quite Redly available ,  I often buy it  and it can look like steel but won't rust  of course   it is actually Nickel and Copper  I believe

Willy
What's it like to machine, and what shapes is it available in? I've seenit in plenty of old tools but didn't know it was still available.

Offline Dan Rowe

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Re: Casting Gloat
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2020, 01:51:41 PM »
Chris, it machines similar to brass. We used it on the ships for fittings exposed to saltwater like studs and nuts to hold zinc bars in place for galvanic corrosion protection. Search for Cupronickel or copper-nickel. Here is a source I found: https://www.farmerscopper.com/copper-nickel.html

Cheers Dan
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Re: Casting Gloat
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2020, 02:54:15 PM »
Chris, it machines similar to brass. We used it on the ships for fittings exposed to saltwater like studs and nuts to hold zinc bars in place for galvanic corrosion protection. Search for Cupronickel or copper-nickel. Here is a source I found: https://www.farmerscopper.com/copper-nickel.html

Cheers Dan
Interesting, I will get some to try it out. Thanks!

Offline ettingtonliam

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Re: Casting Gloat
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2020, 11:41:17 AM »
Its available from John Keatley Metals in Birmingham. Rod in 1/8", 3/16" and 1/4" dia, sheet 16G to 28G and wire. They cut to length/size and will post. www.johnkeatleymetals

I've used them for over 50 years.

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Re: Casting Gloat
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2020, 11:54:33 AM »
Its available from John Keatley Metals in Birmingham. Rod in 1/8", 3/16" and 1/4" dia, sheet 16G to 28G and wire. They cut to length/size and will post. www.johnkeatleymetals

I've used them for over 50 years.

Needs a " .com " at the end.  :)

D.

Offline tghs

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Re: Casting Gloat
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2020, 12:37:00 PM »
look at "monel alloy" pt boats used it quite a bit..
what the @#&% over

Offline Steve17

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Re: Casting Gloat
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2020, 01:28:27 PM »
I use smiths metal centres a fair amount.  If nothing else their wed site is a mine of information.

Steve.