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Old 06-17-2013, 07:54 PM
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Default Aluminum Sheet in a Roll

I'm a woodworker ... so, when it comes to metals - I am dangerously uniformed. Recently I have started working sheet metals into my furniture designs (mostly 10 mil copper) and I am slowly beginning to learn the world of metals. I purchase the copper from a rather extensive copper supplier at http://basiccopper.com/. I am attempting to expand my work into aluminum sheets ... but, I'm struggling to find a supplier. I am looking for something in the 22 to 30 gauge sheet that is supplied in a roll that is 12 to 18" wide by some length. My search to date has found several "craft" type suppliers that is mostly about foil weight sheets (below 30 gauge) and I have found several suppliers in the "aluminum plate" arena (well north of 22 gauge) ... but, I can't find what I'm looking for.

Any help with regards to finding a supplier?
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:20 PM
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Welcome aboard CKent.

Perhaps aluminum flashing might work for you, it can come in many widths and thicknesses.

See here http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_68ujs8adk7_e
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:21 PM
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My Al supplier goes down to about .032" in a 4x8 sheet. LINK

I'm thinking the thickness you seek is used in the fins of A/C products both automotive and home. But the largest I've seen it in is 6" wide rolls, usually more like 2" wide. Find an A/C products manufacturer and see where they get their rolls of stock from...IF any still exist in this country...

UPDATE: looks like Mack has a plan! You might even find rolls in Home Delowes
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Search through McMaster-Carr. I buy a lot of aluminum from them every month.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:26 PM
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Default Thank You Gentlemen

I have made my purchase - thank you for your input. I chased each of the leads you offered and a few more that I came up with. In the end I decided to go with a 25 gauge (0.016") roof flashing product ... which will be 60% stiffer / stronger than the 30 gauge (0.010") aluminum that I was working with for my prototype. So ... I'm hoping it works ... I'll find out soon. If not ... anyone need about 50' of roof flashing ... ha!

Thanks much -
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:33 AM
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So, uh... whatcha making?
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I've used Airparts Inc. www.airpartsinc.com before. They are geared towards aviation . K.C., MO , USA .
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