Dec 10, 2012 at 2:35 am #1296921
Any Aussies know where I can purchase thin Ti sheeting (0.005" thin) for some MYOG (stove) projects here in Melbourne?
I'm only after a small piece (which will probably make it more difficult).
I understand I can grab some from TiGoat, but was just thinking about supporting local first.
Thanks for your help
JaseDec 10, 2012 at 2:53 am #1934439
I can't help, but if you can find some, I'm interested.
If not, I'm interested in splitting an order if that helps. I'm looking for enough for a windshield for a MSR ti kettle.
RodDec 10, 2012 at 2:57 am #1934441
Sure thing Rod.
In fact, I'll call Williamstown Metals (2 min away from my house) tomorrow and see what comes out of that conversation, or if they can put me on to someone else.
I'll keep you posted. :-)Dec 10, 2012 at 3:17 am #1934442
You could try Atlas metals in north melbourne too. I'm happy to give them a ring on Wednesday if you like.
RodDec 10, 2012 at 6:33 am #1934458
Guys, if you can't find your .005" titanium foil in Melbourne, you could contact DJ at Ti Goat. He sells clean CP-2 .005" foil by the foot, and he will gladly ship it internationally. It appears that he's out of the 22" wide foil, but he does have the 12" stuff in stock. Whatever you do, I suggest that you buy commercially pure foil (i.e., CP-2). The aloyed foil, such as 6AL-4V, is too brittle for repeated bending.Dec 10, 2012 at 10:13 am #1934510
@ckrusorLocale: Northwest US
Roger Caffin has extensive experience using Ti foil for various things. He might be able to recommend Australian sources, but I don't know what part of the continent he calls home, so he might or might not have information about sources in the Melbourne area.Dec 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm #1934568
Buying Ti metal in any form from an Australia importer will result in you paying somewhere between double and quadruple the USA price. The local companies which import Ti for resale seem to think that anyone using it works for the military with an unlimited budget. I think the worst case was actually about 10x the USA price. The guy on the phone seemed to think this was reasonable.
So I always import my Ti, from Titanium Joe or occasionally from companies such as Ti Goat etc. It is ALWAYS much cheaper, even after freight.
CheersDec 11, 2012 at 1:22 am #1934688
>Buying Ti metal in any form from an Australia importer will result in you paying somewhere between double and quadruple the USA price. The local companies which import Ti for resale seem to think that anyone using it works for the military with an unlimited budget. I think the worst case was actually about 10x the USA price. The guy on the phone seemed to think this was reasonable.
>So I always import my Ti, from Titanium Joe or occasionally from companies such as Ti Goat etc. It is ALWAYS much cheaper, even after freight.
Thanks for that Roger. You're right…It may just be easier to get it from TiGoat or similar.
I'll drop you a pm Rod. Failing the local supply, we'll place an order if you wish?Dec 11, 2012 at 4:03 am #1934697
Roger, what thickness do you use for your tent plates/deadmen?
Regards, RodDec 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm #1934782
> what thickness do you use for your tent plates/deadmen?
I think it is 0.55 mm, 6Al4V sheet – which I got from TiGoat! (They wanted bendable CP but were sent the stiffer alloy). I have quite a bit – I was going to use it for stoves but the design changed.
Cuting it can be done with BIG heavy snips, not little ones. See the MYOG articles.
CheersDec 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm #1934791
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
Can we get a translation out of Australian into standard English? What is a tent plate?
Most of the titanium that I use for thin items will be 0.005 inch thick, and I see very little offered that is three times as thick.
–B.G.–Dec 11, 2012 at 12:59 pm #1934792
Steve Evans has a video for making snow stakes out of 0.016" thick Ti alloy: http://youtu.be/z0wzELlk_dYDec 11, 2012 at 6:45 pm #1934872
> Can we get a translation out of Australian into standard English?
Well, actually, Australia speaks the Queen's English, and we regard that as 'standard English'.
But if you want it translated into American, we can do.
We are talking about deadman anchors for the ends of a tent. You do NOT make those out of 0.127 mm (5 thou) thick Ti foil!
Bob – now you are a Forum Member you can read our articles. Try our articles on MYOG tent pegs ('stakes' in American).
and do also read Part 2:
Also read 'When Things Go Wrong' at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/when_things_go_wrong.html to understand why Part 2 of those articles was written.
ChersDec 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm #1935301
I would like to get enough to make a windshield for my Kovea Supalite if I am not too late?
EDIT: I am in Hobart.
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