Hi, everyone!

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?

Thanks!

-Jon

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.

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Hi, 

I'm working on a B&S armature using plastic bars and balls, its much easier to find materials

and also easier to work with

tell me if it can be useful.

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