Easiest metal to work with?

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by NintendoLiam, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. NintendoLiam

    NintendoLiam Member

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    Hi guys, i want metal banding for the edge of a shield
    m wondering if anyone here can suggest a metal i can hammer to shape and drill? the best for the job in hand?
    Many thanks
  2. trekriffic

    trekriffic Sr Member

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    Aluminum is probably the softest in terms of forming. Alternatively, you could heat a strip of brass which would soften it. If you were doing something requiring strength I'd go with brass over aluminum every time.
  3. Wesman

    Wesman Member

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    I'd go with brass. Found some good stock for that too when I was building a wood strip canoe a long time ago. I imagine now you could look on line at a boat builder supply site.
  4. Sith_241

    Sith_241 Well-Known Member

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    Copper is much softer than Aluminum, but it will be more expensive.

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