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    Where to get small brass U-channel stock for contact printing frame?

    The title pretty much says it all. McMaster carries U-channel stock but it's way too big. I'm looking for something on the order of 1/8", like what Dan Pelland used to use in his contact-printing frames.

    Thanks for any leads.

    Edit: Found some on Amazon. I should have looked there before posting.

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    Re: Where to get small brass U-channel stock for contact printing frame?

    ...but thanks for posting - good for the rest of us, because it does sound very useful and who knows when we might need some?

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    Re: Where to get small brass U-channel stock for contact printing frame?

    hobby shops have stock metal.

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    Re: Where to get small brass U-channel stock for contact printing frame?

    I have a big Toy Train Hobby shop close by, I also have a good memory for bits and pieces

    Amazon beats them all

    I needed 5/8" Pillow Blocks for my Camera on Wheels

    Amazon ran out of one, but had 3 more variations in stock

    eBay has Baltic Birch cut to size from a supplier 200 miles from me

    as I no longer drive, I love delivery
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    Re: Where to get small brass U-channel stock for contact printing frame?

    John makes a good point - information for others. So here's a bit more detail on the U-channel stock I was looking for to use in a contact print frame.

    The product is from K&S Precision Metals in Chicago: https://ksmetals.com/pages/our-picks

    The specific product I found on Amazon is: https://www.amazon.com/Engineering-9.../dp/B00GBJR7RI

    K&S also sells through a long list of retailers, you can find them on the K&S web pages.

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    Re: Where to get small brass U-channel stock for contact printing frame?

    I'm curious, how does the u channel fit into a contact printing frame?

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    Re: Where to get small brass U-channel stock for contact printing frame?

    A 1/8” u-channel will fit a standard table saw kerf and protect the wood from the back springs. I have a frame made by Dan Pelland with such channels. The other frames I have lack this elegant touch.

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    Re: Where to get small brass U-channel stock for contact printing frame?

    Thanks for the source!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Goldstein View Post
    John makes a good point - information for others. So here's a bit more detail on the U-channel stock I was looking for to use in a contact print frame.

    The product is from K&S Precision Metals in Chicago: https://ksmetals.com/pages/our-picks

    The specific product I found on Amazon is: https://www.amazon.com/Engineering-9.../dp/B00GBJR7RI

    K&S also sells through a long list of retailers, you can find them on the K&S web pages.
    Tin Can

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