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Offline sennis75

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In search of Brass U-channel; Looking for leads, thanks
« on: May 25, 2023, 04:34:13 PM »
I'm looking for 3/16" Brass Round Face U-channel. (as pictured)

Wanted to see if you guys have any leads or know a vendor I could purchase it from.

Thanks in advance for any info..

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StevenE

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Re: In search of Brass U-channel; Looking for leads, thanks
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2023, 05:26:59 PM »
Looks like a simple home rolling job  :)

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Re: In search of Brass U-channel; Looking for leads, thanks
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2023, 05:42:42 PM »
K&S metals is your best bet - they have a lot of stock sizes of brass tubing, and offer two sizes of "oval tubing" - neither of which quite meet your specs. 

https://ksmetals.com/pages/tubing-material-selection-page

But fear not, you could:
a. buy round tube of the right size (bit of calculating required here) and run it between rollers to flatten it to get the 3/16" width, then mill or slit the tube to get the open size you want.  Probably do an anneal operation before cutting so it won't spring out so much.
b. forgo the above experimentation, and use the "Custom Jobs" tab on K&S metals website to order a custom run in the size you need.

Good luck!

Offline Jasonb

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Re: In search of Brass U-channel; Looking for leads, thanks
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2023, 06:12:59 PM »
take a look at some of the stained glass suppliers they use similar as a rigid cane for edging glass panels

 

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