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Old February 6th, 2006, 07:19 PM   #1
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Rails/rods - parts source?

I have just finished my prototype rail/rods system, made of aluminum, but I want to upgrade to graphite. Where is a good source (read as inexpensive ;) ) for this?
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Old February 6th, 2006, 10:37 PM   #2
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There is none for stsndard rod diamaters - though there are some imperial measurement graphite suppliers online.

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Old February 6th, 2006, 10:47 PM   #3
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What diameter of aluminum did you use?
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Old February 7th, 2006, 11:13 AM   #4
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I wouldn't use aluminum for rails. You will forever be cursing the black aluminum oxide on your hands. Use stainless or carbon.

You will likely find 5/8" stainless (.049" wall) rod at Home Depot. 5/8" is 15.875mm, slightly larger than standard 15mm.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 05:11 PM   #5
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They are approx, 8mm in diameter.
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