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Lead Sheets

Postby chris69 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:23 pm

Hi,
anyone know of a supplier for small lead sheets in the US ? I used to be able to get them in hobby shops but for some reason the ones in California don't have them anymore. They where about they where about 5X8 or so and about 1 MM thick.
Any help highly appreciated.
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Re: Lead Sheets

Postby csundstr » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:51 pm

Try McMaster-Carr:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#lead-sheets/=wjd8az

I use them all the time for purchases for work and have always been very pleased.

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Re: Lead Sheets

Postby chris69 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:25 pm

Thanks, looks like they have what I need.
appreciate the help.
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Re: Lead Sheets

Postby Willow Creek Traction » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:00 am

Ahh, a question I'd never thought to ask. Am a bit surprised such a thing can still be had at all. Still have instructions to some smaller sheets sold via a model RR supplier in 1980s and hadn't seen much of anything available since.
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Re: Lead Sheets

Postby docnjoj » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:33 pm

If all else fails, a roofing supply company probably could give you some scraps or even 1 full sized lifetime supply.
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Re: Lead Sheets

Postby chris69 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:51 pm

Hi Doc,
free scraps is always the best.......Thanks for the tip. Will definitely check this out before I order on line.
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Re: Lead Sheets

Postby PeterH » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:18 am

Foil from wine bottles is often used instead of lead, it is more pleasurable to source and is not poisonous. You need more expensive wine, cheap wine just has plastic.
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Re: Lead Sheets

Postby Nevadablue » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:57 am

If all else fails (I know that you found a source and it looks good) remember that lead is very malleable. Any source will work, from fishing sinkers to rolls of solder. Just hammer what you have into the thickness you need. One of my other hobbies involves precious metals (brass and lead) so I have plenty. :shock:
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