Friday, September 12, 2008

Plane Metal

The metal for the lever cap and rear handle has finally come. From top to bottom: .25" by 1.25" by 4" brass, stainless steel of the same dimension, and .5" diameter by 1" stainless steel rod. I will be using the stainless steel for the lever cap, and the rod for the handle. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with the brass yet, but for $7 shipping I thought I should get more than 2 items.A tip on ordering: when buying small quantities, you can save money by ordering more. At first I only had the brass and steel in my cart. The minimum shipping was about $10. When I added the $.51 rod, the shipping went down to around $7. I used Online Metals for this, just because it was the cheapest shipping, and they have a wide variety of sizes coupled with free custom cutting.

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