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Advice needed on buying foil / strips / shim stock
June 6, 2017
10:55 pm
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I’m in search of a place to buy rolls of foil about 1/2″ inch wide and 0.002-0.0035 mm thick. 

Iron/steel (not stainless), copper, and bronze/brass. It’s an ongoing thing for me, but I have no clue where to buy this stuff. All three rolls should be the same width, but length and thickness are flexible (but not by too much). 

Anyone got any ideas? 

For the last several years, I have been cutting strips of the copper with scissors, and breaking apart Dollar Tree tape measures to get the coil spring out for the steel. It’s not working well, and I often mess up the tape measure harvesting which results in some defects in the casting process (these foils end up used internally as dividers in a casting style I have been using for a few years now). 

This would save me a lot of headaches. 

June 16, 2017
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McMaster or MSC might be a good starting place. I’ve also been pretty impressed with the inventory at Brick and mortar stores… no idea. 

July 3, 2017
8:58 am
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MSC Direct has steel shim stock rolls in 1/2″ width.

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