Need someone to cut a piece of aluminum for me

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  1. von_z2

    von_z2 New Member

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    <div>Hey guys, I am planning on making a moorhammer out of two pieces of ebony with an aluminum core, but I don't have the tools to cut out the aluminum. Can somebody cut me a moorhammer out of thick aluminum stock and sell it to me?</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  2. Bert the Welder

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    If you have the tools to cut Ebony, you have the tools to cut Alum. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>Most Alum. is very soft and is very often cutting with wood working tools. Carbide toothed blades in table saws, circular saws, even routers. Regular jigsaws will work. Hand tools like coping saws and plumbers saws will work. Hell, wood chisels can be use if you want to engrave the thing. So good news if you have tools to cut your ebony! Ebony is probably harder than the Alum. you'll get. Try a local fab shop or boat builder to see if they have a scrap bid you can raid. Be polite and not take up there time. Tell them what your using it for and bring some beer to trade or cash for the Friday beer fund. Most folks are glad to help.
     

  3. von_z2

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    <div>Thanks Bert, that's good to know. I've never worked with aluminum, so I didn't know what it was like to cut. I just have basic hand tools.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  4. ghost0311/8541

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    if i had a pattern i can do it i cant print on my computer draw it up and send it to me i can cut it out
     
  5. MaddyMax

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    i always used a bowsaw with metal sawblade. if you have to saw out many curves you can buy a round "wire sawblade" for the bow saw that is originally meant for sawing tiles.
     
  6. CEZ

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    I use a 20$ jig saw to cut my alu plate, it's 5mm thick.
     
  7. von_z2

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    <div>Ok, thanks guys. Looks like I'll be all set then. </div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  8. stej

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    It seems that it is more difficult to get the alu plate than sawing it.. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  9. MaddyMax

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">It seems that it is more difficult to get the alu plate than sawing it.. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>+1</span>
     
  10. von_z2

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    <div>Aluminum plate is cheap on Ebay and there is lots to choose from.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  11. MaddyMax

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">Aluminum plate is cheap on Ebay and there is lots to choose from.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>yes, but i don't like ebay. i want to get the materials on the same day i'm in the mood for creating stuff.</span>
     
  12. Bert the Welder

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">Aluminum plate is cheap on Ebay and there is lots to choose from.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>yes, but i don't like ebay. i want to get the materials on the same day i'm in the mood for creating stuff.</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Like I said, local fab shops or even a scrap yard.<br>Using a jig saw; go slow and use wax as a lube and/or oil to cool. Helps the blade from clogging.<br>A Roto-Zip or Dremel would work too.</span>
     
  13. ghost0311/8541

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    hey if i cut out two would you make up two and trade one for the cuting and the alum i would need a pattern of how you want it
     
  14. von_z2

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    <tr><td class="quote">hey if i cut out two would you make up two and trade one for the cuting and the alum i would need a pattern of how you want it</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I would possibly be open to that once I've had some more practice. I don't want to make a crappy one for someone else, lol. The only thing is I might not be able to make it with ebony. Thick ebony board is hard to find and very expensive. I could do another exotic hardwood that is more affordable though. I do need more practice before making slingshots for other people though.</span>
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  15. ghost0311/8541

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    thats fine any other hard would is fine i use a scroll saw to cut alum with it takes about three blades you just have to go slow just let me know if you want to do it