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Round bar Stock

James E Jones Sr
Active Member Apprentice Bladesmith

Where does everyone get their round bar stock to make intergrals from?

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Topic starter Posted : 05/08/2022 9:47 am
Karl B Andersen
Journeyman Bladesmith

I love using W1 because of its wide variety of sizes. It's basically drill rod so it comes in every size you've ever found in a drill bit.

Fastenal is a good source, as well as McMaster Carr, and it's heat treatment is straight worward.

I like using 13/16" for integrals.

Just Google "W1 Drill Rod"

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Posted : 06/08/2022 8:08 am
Joshua C States
Estimable Member Journeyman Bladesmith (5yr)

I buy both the W1 and the O1 from McMaster Carr in 1" rounds, 36" long

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

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Posted : 06/08/2022 11:42 pm
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