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41778Re: [hobbicast] trying to buy tin for an alloy

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  • Carl
    Apr 7, 2012
      http://www.rotometals.com/Tin-Ingot-s/27.htm%c2%a0  Greg:Roto Metals sells tin by the pound for about $17. They do ship international. They say they can give you a quote on shipping if you put in your zip code. You said you only need a small amount. The foil tops on wine bottles are tin. If you have friends that are wine drinkers, get them to save the foil for you. You could also try wine makers to see where they buy the tin foil new. Maybe they have some scraps or leftovers from an older style bottle. Solder is up to 67% tin but the 33% lead might be a problem for you. Lead free solder has a similar amount of tin but again the other metals could be a problem. I believe with a fairly simple electric cell it is possible to separate the tin from the lead. Carl

      From: gregsfoundry <gregorybold@...>
      To: hobbicast@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, April 6, 2012 10:40 PM
      Subject: [hobbicast] trying to buy tin for an alloy

      Hi hobbicast I am wondering if you can help me in my seemingly endless search for tin. I live in Australia and am searching for some tin to make an alloy for some bells. I have searched hi and low for just small quantities of tin but alas no luck after much effort. My problem is I dont need a lot and this stops any interest from bigger companies. If anyone can help me I would be very grateful. P.s. I have been a member for a while now and have really enjoyed the wonderful knowledge being shared ...thanks for that. When this project is complete I will post some pics and comments :)

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