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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: Oval / Elliptical shaped metal tubing?

    Provided Link: http://chadgray.info/


    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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    Default Re: Oval / Elliptical shaped metal tubing?


    > 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

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    Default 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.

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    Default 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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