Author Topic: Cz120 Engravers Brass - Brass Bar Stock - Sticky Brass  (Read 2334 times)

Offline raynerd

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Cz120 Engravers Brass - Brass Bar Stock - Sticky Brass
« on: November 02, 2009, 03:36:22 AM »
Just a quick note. I`m after some cz120 engravers brass sheet 16G - 20G, apparently has a higher lead content and machines better. I`m after plate and recently tried some scrap plate I had lying around - it was found to be sticky brass and machined badly. Cz120 is expensive as the only source I can find is to a captive market (ian cobbs - clock making brass-UK) I have quite a large selection of brass bar stock from 2" down. Would it be worth parting a disk off the end and trying this? It is just for cutting another practice wheel more than anything.
My thoughts were that sticky brass was a cheap sheet brass and that bar stock off cuts may machine better without the expense.

Any brassy information on the subject? Is it worth me just paying out...?

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Re: Cz120 Engravers Brass - Brass Bar Stock - Sticky Brass
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 12:02:12 PM »
College engineering do CZ120 in small pieces and you could always give them a ring as they usually have offcuts at the shows. I thought it had more tin in it and thats what makes it hard?

http://www.collegeengineering.co.uk/Materials/cz120.htm

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