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I've been looking for a set of brass setup bars from a uk supplier without much luck. Does anyone know where I can get a set in the uk?

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Mike,

If you can't find 'set up bars' a bolt and screw merchant may have brass 'keys' in various sizes.

(square keys for locking pulleys/gears onto rods with keyway cut into rod?)??????

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If all else fails, twist drill are very useful for this purpose and, as you know, come in a huge range of sizes.

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Try a model shop. Many stock K+S brass profiles in foot lengths that you could saw a 3" length off.

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Hex wrenches are also a handy substitute. With those you must be careful that you are measuring across the flats though.

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Bruce Engineering probably stock brass bar in various profiles.

Polly Model Engineering: Bruce Engineering - Materials & Consumables

Whereabouts in the UK are you?

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Hi

You can also just use some wooden dowel stock if you don't like putting steel up to your router bits..1/8" to 1" is the norm..just make a nice little rack to put them in..

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You can also just use some wooded dowel stock if you don't like putting steel up to your router bits..1/8" to 1" is the norm..just make a nice little rack to put them in..

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Bob, I hope that American dowels are more accurate than what's available downunder at Bunnings.

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Hi Harry

hahahahahahaha I think they are made in the Metric way, always a bit off...
That should be handy for him..
" Bunnings " is that like the Play Boy Club in the states ?
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