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I need accurate 1/8" steel plate

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ken king, King Design29/07/2013 10:58:15
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Can anyone please suggest a source of accurate 1/8" steel plate (not 3mm), either G.F.S. (expensive) or some other description which fits the bill. I'm looking for enough to make four bolting plates, each about 21/2" x 31/2" . Slightly thicker plate capable of being surface ground to thickness would also be acceptable.

Alan Reed 129/07/2013 11:14:36
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This Ebay item may fit the bill
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STARRETT-FLAT-STOCK-1-8-X4-X8-/321170392197?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item4ac73f4485
JasonB29/07/2013 11:28:49
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You won't easily find 1/8" plate but Bright Mild steel flat bar is still readily available in imperial so you could use 2 1/2" x 1/8" this is likely to be withing a thou or so if thats good enough.

Failing that most of the ME suppliers will have gauge plate (GFS) M-machine have both

ken king, King Design29/07/2013 17:52:15
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Thanks for responses. M-machine now live in my Bookmarks bar.

mike mcdermid01/08/2013 23:01:47
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Ken M machines prices are quite ..er shall i put it politely expensive sheffield gauge plate sell entire 18 inch lengths for the same price as the 9 inches m machine are asking

David Colwill02/08/2013 07:46:59
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I use RS, as they are cheaper than cromwell and have it in stock (at head office).

ken king, King Design02/08/2013 12:41:22
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Thanks for further tips guys. All good helpful stuff and appreciated,

Ken.

David Littlewood02/08/2013 13:53:16
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Posted by mike mcdermid on 01/08/2013 23:01:47:

Ken M machines prices are quite ..er shall i put it politely expensive sheffield gauge plate sell entire 18 inch lengths for the same price as the 9 inches m machine are asking

Indeed - and I would be quite uneasy about buying from anyone who seems to think that 1/2 sq ft is the same as 6x6"!

David

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