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Old 2007-03-20, 1:45pm
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Default Where can I buy big pieces of graphite?

I'm looking for a reasonable price, the places I've investigated are charging almost the same as it would cost to use stainless steel... and quite frankly if not for the weight issue I'd rather use stainless. It doesn't chip, crack pit or deterioriate. Of course a plate of stainless the size I want would weigh close to a hundred pounds. Not real handy to lug around.

So does anyone know a good graphite supplier who isn't charging an arm and a leg for a simple flat slab of graphite??
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Old 2007-03-20, 2:40pm
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Arrow Springs used to sell bags of graphite scraps....some were quite large. I cut mine with a bandsaw into different shapes for glass pokers. Call AS and ask if they still sell the graphite and perhaps you can request a large piece. Good luck! K-
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Old 2007-03-20, 2:52pm
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what is it for? i assume larger than a marver? you can get graphite kiln liners from:
http://www.winshipdesigns.com/home/ws3/smartlist/57/0
http://www.hubglass.com/gott.html liner is 24x24 for 50$
http://www.northernheat.ca/kilnshelf.html picture of liner 20x20 ($54 canadian)
not sure if this is what your looking for, bench top i use sheetrock, havent had to flip it over yet its going on 2 yrs now.
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Old 2007-03-20, 2:54pm
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PM The Bead Box Man. He was selling it in bulk.
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Old 2007-03-20, 2:55pm
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http://stores.ebay.co.uk/WeaverInd

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Old 2007-03-20, 5:21pm
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Weaver is the place that is charging more than stainless steel :\
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try http://www.xrdcarbon.com/
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At times you can find EDM graphite from larger industrial shops.
eBay often has scrap or industrial surplus.

A piece of stainless around 100lbs is fairly large, what are you making?
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This is an eight year old thread.
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Old 2015-10-28, 9:53am
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Yeah, I have a 2' x 2' x 2" slab o' graphite now. Handy dandy!
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What's going on? I saw someone else asked about a big ol' slab-o-graphite in another thread. Is there some special use?
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