I'm looking for thin pieces of stainless steel for making custom
calipers. Kind of like these:
I'm guessing that 5/16" to 3/8" wide would do it. Thick enough to
discourage bending from casual use.
I had no idea where to ask about this but you guys know everything :-)
Scrap yard. It is best if you catch the scrapper on the way in. Then
you get it at the scrap price, not the marked up price.
I bought a bunch of kitchen grade 18 and 20 gauge for less than a
buck a pound (2 pieces about 2' x 3' for $5)
Don't know about strips (except to look for "shim stock"), but you can cut
thin stainless with tin snips (wear gloves). Purchase can be from your
local steel dealer (or onlinemetals.com ), or you can get some for cheap by
picking up a broken/discarded microwave that has a stainless steel outer
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