Sunday, 21 August 2011

My Parts List: Rods of Steel!

I picked up the M8 threaded rods from the local Mitre 10 hardware store for about $25, which I had to cut down to the required short lengths, while for the 8 mm round bar, I just went for plain steel round bar from a local steel merchant for about $12. Again, I had to hacksaw the raw stock (6 metre length!) into the required short lengths, and file the saw-cut ends smooth.

Hopefully, plain steel bar will be OK; if necessary to reduce friction, I will swap the plain steel rod for more expensive stainless / chrome steel rod - time will tell, I guess.