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 Local suppliers include: Local suppliers include:
  
-  * For steel, Di Candilio Steel City have a wide range of sizes  of [[http://www.interlloy.com.au/our-products/bright-steels/1030-bright-carbon-steel-bar/|CS1030]] from 10mm dia up. CS1030 is a cold-drawn medium-strength steel that is highly machinable (without being strictly a 'free machining' grade). It's also relatively cheap: 20mm bar is $80 + GST for a full 6m length at the time of writing. Di Candilio will cut to any length you want for a small additional cutting charge.+  * [[https://www.voestalpine.com/highperformancemetals/australia/en/home/products-brands/products/ |Voest Alpine]] sell a wide range of specialty steels at very reasonable prices and will cut to length. Higher-carbon steels such as 1045, and alloy steels like 4140, generally machine much better than lower-carbon steels like 1020 and 1030. 
 +  * For basic steel bar stock, Di Candilio Steel City have a wide range of sizes  of [[http://www.interlloy.com.au/our-products/bright-steels/1030-bright-carbon-steel-bar/|CS1030]] from 10mm dia up. CS1030 is a cold-drawn medium-strength steel that is somewhat machinable and relatively cheap: 20mm bar is $80 + GST for a full 6m length at the time of writing. Di Candilio will cut to any length you want for a small additional cutting charge. 
   * Robert Cameron and Co have a variety of non-ferrous metals (e.g. brass and aluminium) and will cut to length. They don't really have any meaningful web presence at the time of writing but they respond to e-mails and answer the phone. Pricing as at mid-2020 is shown below.   * Robert Cameron and Co have a variety of non-ferrous metals (e.g. brass and aluminium) and will cut to length. They don't really have any meaningful web presence at the time of writing but they respond to e-mails and answer the phone. Pricing as at mid-2020 is shown below.
   * Austral Wright seems to be the ultimate wholesale source of brass in WA. Their pricing is ~25/kg, which is not much more than half what you pay from ebay, excluding shipping. That translates as $93 for a 3.6m length of 1/2" brass. The rub though is that up to ~25mm they only sell in full lengths. For larger sizes (say 50mm) they sell in 500mm increments.   * Austral Wright seems to be the ultimate wholesale source of brass in WA. Their pricing is ~25/kg, which is not much more than half what you pay from ebay, excluding shipping. That translates as $93 for a 3.6m length of 1/2" brass. The rub though is that up to ~25mm they only sell in full lengths. For larger sizes (say 50mm) they sell in 500mm increments.
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