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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Ti Trowel Stock on 03/03/2009 20:40:15 MST Print View

I'd like to make a Ti trowel.

Anyone have some sheet stock for sale? I know MastersCarr has it but it's hardly worth that effort.

Or - Anyone taken up Mike C's gospel and ready to sell theirs?

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Ti Trowel Stock on 03/04/2009 22:47:12 MST Print View

Here's the one I made.

SUL Ti Multi-tool
MYOG SUL Titanium Spoon, Snow Stake, Potty Trowl Mulit-Tool.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Ti Trowel Stock on 03/05/2009 19:11:38 MST Print View

what gauge ti did you use? also which alloy?

-Tim

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Re: Re: Ti Trowel Stock on 03/05/2009 19:18:49 MST Print View

Beats me. I seem to remember that I got it from Ayce at Through Hiker. (415)462-1745.

Bill Fornshell might have better information than I.

Edited by redleader on 03/05/2009 19:20:48 MST.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Re: Re: Ti Trowel Stock on 03/05/2009 19:25:20 MST Print View

ok that stuff was 0.016" thick if anyone else wanted that info.

-Tim

Edited by MarshLaw303 on 03/08/2009 19:26:58 MDT.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Ti Trowel Stock on 03/05/2009 21:19:28 MST Print View

Hi,

All my Titanium came from Thur-Hiker.com.

About a year or so ago I talked to Ayce and he said his Ti was about gone.

The last time I looked for Ti on his web site it was not listed. You might try a email or call and see if it is all gone or just so low that he took it off the site.

Robert Benfield
(Robert_Benfield) - F
Ti source on 03/06/2009 10:36:43 MST Print View

You might try:

http://www.halperntitanium.com

I have used for knife making material in the past. Nice guy, runs a good business.

Robert

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Ti source on 03/06/2009 14:26:18 MST Print View

Big stock, can sell small quanitites: Titanium Joe
http://www.titaniumjoe.com/

I have bought from him several times.

Cheers

Nia Schmald
(nschmald) - MLife
Re: Re: Ti source on 03/06/2009 15:00:32 MST Print View

Titanium Joe has a minimum purchase amount for anything in the California warehouse (all the thinnest stock of titanium sheet last time I checked. I forget exactly what the minimum was but $75 comes to mind. A little pricey for a trowel for me anyway and I didn't have a larger project I wanted to stock up for so I've never purchased from them.

Anyone have a source for Ti foil thinner than the .005" titaniumgoat stuff?

Ed Tyanich
(runsmtns) - F - M
Metal Gauge sizes on 03/08/2009 18:54:29 MDT Print View

Tim,

Not to quibble, but 30 ga is .010

.016 would be 26 ga

.010 would be very light for a trowl even in Ti

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Metal Gauge sizes on 03/08/2009 19:22:32 MDT Print View

I'll throw a micrometer on mine and post it. It worked perfectly for the Ti trowel. It would be good for one of those "plate" type wood stoves.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Metal Gauge sizes on 03/08/2009 19:27:28 MDT Print View

thanx for the correction.

-Tim

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Metal Gauge sizes on 03/09/2009 14:20:52 MDT Print View

Tim,
My micrometer says my Ti is .0195". That is about 26ga.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Metal Gauge sizes on 03/09/2009 14:51:25 MDT Print View

Actually, these so-called 'gauges' are very unreliable:

0.020" mild steel is about 25 gauge
0.020" gal steel is about 27 gauge
0.020" aluminium is about 24 gauge
0.020" titanium is ... not defined

I suggest you stick to real measurements!

Cheers