carefactornil wrote:I've found these on ebay.co.uk:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0510574385
That works out as about $20 for 50 of them at today's rates, or $0.40 each.
Even these wider bad boys
http://www.screwfix.com/p/heavy-duty-an ... 60mm/46643
are only $0.46 each.
If anyone knows if these UK products are different (not as strong, etc) then please share. Ditto, if there's somewhere better I should be looking as a US source.
Cos that's a LOT of hand luggage with 2,500 of them!
By the way, the individual strength of each brace isn't quite so key, I think - as we're talking about one big structure with literally hundreds of them giving the rest of it support.
But I'm planning on a smaller test build in the UK soon to see how that works out in terms of strength.
Drawingablank wrote:The brackets in your links appear to be very thin and flimsy. Even the heavy duty ones in the second llink are only 2.5 mm. thick which is extremely thin. Most similar brackets sold in the US are thicker (4 - 6 mm.), and even then I'd be very concerned as this bracket style has minimal resistance to bending at the corner. These are commonly used as a mending plate: i.e. - as a half assed fix for something that is difficult to access for a proper repair.
I would highly recommend looking at parts designed for framing homes as suggested above.
EspressoDude wrote:...Plan on using screws with hex heads so they can be re-used. not phillips which strip out quickly and the bits wear out fast: then you can't take it apart...
Bob wrote:EspressoDude wrote:...Plan on using screws with hex heads so they can be re-used. not phillips which strip out quickly and the bits wear out fast: then you can't take it apart...
Dilly, we're also talking about prototyping in the UK. I'm sure structural brackets and the metric equivalent of "lumber" are available across the pond.
And in no way am I suggesting asking for discounts via DPW, just a list of vendors.
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