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    Do they make oval or elliptical shaped metal or aluminum tubing? I have searched and not really found anything. Obviously this is not an easy to fabricate cross-section shape, but I think it would look nice in some stand ideas I have in my head. I'm not interested in having some custom aluminum extrusions made, I was just wondering if anybody stocked something like that or if one of you had run across something similar. Thanks.

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    Re: Oval / Elliptical shaped metal tubing?

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    I have not seen anything, but why not purchase some round and figure out a way of smushing it to get oval?

    You can get exhaust pipe from parts store and muffler shops.

    I am thinking making an I beam out of MDF and using lots of pipe clamps to smush the pipe.

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      > Do they make oval or elliptical shaped metal
      > or aluminum tubing?

      Yes. I'm not sure where you can find it. Extrusion makes such a thing not too miserable. ;)

      As for squishing round, good luck getting it to work right. I think the only consistent way would be custom rollers in a mill that ultimately have zero tolerance at the edges, your ellipse at the middle.

      C
      diVine Audio

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        Re: Oval / Elliptical shaped metal tubing?


        > Do they make oval or elliptical shaped metal
        > or aluminum tubing? I have searched and not
        > really found anything. Obviously this is not
        > an easy to fabricate cross-section shape,
        > but I think it would look nice in some stand
        > ideas I have in my head. I'm not interested
        > in having some custom aluminum extrusions
        > made, I was just wondering if anybody
        > stocked something like that or if one of you
        > had run across something similar. Thanks.

        the shape wouldn't be hard to do, some ellipses from mdf, and wrap with bendy ply or bendy mdf. I have used roofing copper, and you can get shhet aluminum or a look-alike stainless steel product. Also try <A HREF="http://www.alsacorp.com">www.alsacorp.com</A> for some really neat looking metalic surface treatments.
        When you run make sure you run,
        to something not away from, cause lies don't need an aeroplane to chase you anywhere.

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          Re: Oval / Elliptical shaped metal tubing?


          yes , for aircraft construction , try looking at "Aircraft Spruce". just google them ,I am sure they have it in 4130 , and maybe 6061-T6

          Celeste

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