For my last B&S armature, I used brass, which worked fine, but I'd like to try working with steel on the next one.
I'd really like to start making smaller joints, generally, but I'm having a heck of a time trying to find a supplier for small flat bars of 1018. 1/8" x 1/4" seems to be the thinnest I can find (which would be fine for a ton of applications, but I'm looking to go smaller). Would it even be a sensible material to use at a smaller size? Is there something else I should be using?
I have a mediocre drill press and no milling machine, if that's helpful context.
Anyone know of any good resources about making small joints?
EDIT: Haha. I just realized that I asked a similar question (with less specificity) almost exactly four years ago without remembering, but I'm still interested in the steel.