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miche
01-20-2017, 03:27 AM
Am trying to source some spring steel in the U.K. For a bending blanket and the prices are crazy! I didn't realise it was so expensive for two pieces. I may have to get stainless steel and just replace it when it looses its form. I have found that for 6 a sheet! Or get it from the states and suffer the import. That would still work out cheaper!

chuck in ny
01-20-2017, 06:18 AM
when stuff like that happens to me it's usually a sign to do things a different way.

TjW
01-20-2017, 06:21 AM
Am trying to source some spring steel in the U.K. For a bending blanket and the prices are crazy! I didn't realise it was so expensive for two pieces. I may have to get stainless steel and just replace it when it looses its form. I have found that for 6 a sheet! Or get it from the states and suffer the import. That would still work out cheaper!
I'm in the States, so I don't really know much about the import problem.
McMaster-Carr is rarely the cheapest place to buy something, but they have really quick turnaround on their orders.
https://www.mcmaster.com/#spring-steel-shim-stock/=15ztrex
Shipping and duty would have to be truly astronomical to get up to the prices you were quoted.

ProfChris
01-20-2017, 06:49 AM
A quick search found these people recommended as willing to supply small quantities.

http://www.steelstrip.co.uk/BSS/stockholding.htm

Don't know them, and you'd have to call to find out prices, but worth asking.

Timbuck
01-20-2017, 08:34 AM
Try this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Steel-Shim-in-a-Can-0-002-to-0-040-or-0-05mm-to-1-0mm-thick-/191680473718?var=490720526722&hash=item2ca10bea76:m:mAaHSs9AnQEA9uwNaRnzM1A

Spokeshave
01-21-2017, 08:06 AM
Try this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Steel-Shim-in-a-Can-0-002-to-0-040-or-0-05mm-to-1-0mm-thick-/191680473718?var=490720526722&hash=item2ca10bea76:m:mAaHSs9AnQEA9uwNaRnzM1A

What thickness is best?

And where can I source a 6 inch wide heater blanket? Cheers!

miche
01-21-2017, 10:23 AM
Keenovo on eBay sell blankets.

pahu
01-27-2017, 05:07 PM
Timbuck-I like your idea a while back about cutting up a rubbish bin (AKA Trash can) like this:
https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/simplehuman-reg-30-liter-round-fingerprint-proof-step-can/3257744?Keyword=stainless+trash
These can be found at Thrift Stores/Charity Shops for a few bucks

Timbuck
01-27-2017, 10:40 PM
Timbuck-I like your idea a while back about cutting up a rubbish bin (AKA Trash can) like this:
https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/simplehuman-reg-30-liter-round-fingerprint-proof-step-can/3257744?Keyword=stainless+trash
These can be found at Thrift Stores/Charity Shops for a few bucks
Yep!...I made a nice bender out of that stuff..cost next to nowt ;)