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AnitaR115/04/2021 12:54:53
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Hello All, I hope you can help me please?!

I've placed a 'wanted' advert as I'm running out of ideas of how to acquire any.

For a little arts project of mine, I need a small amount, about a hand-full size, of swarf slithers, of either / all: titanium, copper, steel, aluminium, around 1cm, 0.5cm and smaller, that would just end up on your work-shop floor!

Can anyone here please supply me with this? I'll pay postage, and a 'donation,' or collect? My nearest city is Colchester.

Many thanks in advance.

Best wishes, Anita

not done it yet15/04/2021 13:04:09
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Likely better to contact your nearest model engineering society, for local supples.

AnitaR115/04/2021 13:21:39
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Thank you for your reply.

I did discover an 'ancient' thread on this site of guys wondering what to do with swarf. Perhaps one of them will see my post?!

Gary Wooding15/04/2021 14:20:02
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I've got a bin-bag full of the stuff - mostly stainless steel. But I live in the Midlands.

ega15/04/2021 14:26:09
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Just to clarify: I take it you are looking for chips rather than spaghetti?!

Also, do you want heat-oxidised material?

larry phelan 115/04/2021 14:27:25
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I am the local producer of swarf, in fact that,s all I seem to produce.

I bet there are many more like me, not too far away from you.

Try your local recycle centre, that,s where I get rid of mine.

Bo'sun15/04/2021 15:23:24
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Hello AnitaR1,

I have plenty, and live near Basildon, if you want to collect.


V8Eng15/04/2021 15:24:36
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Hi Anita.

You could try the contact details here for Colchester Model Engineers.


I am too far away to help personally.

AnitaR116/04/2021 13:24:16
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Thank you all for your replies and help.

Much appreciated.

Best wishes,


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