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[DPRG] Sources for 5mm diameter shaft?

Subject: [DPRG] Sources for 5mm diameter shaft?
From: Brian Merritt brian_merritt at juno.com
Date: Mon Apr 17 13:14:31 CDT 2006


If you do just need a 'few' inches you might be able to use the
unthreaded portion of a 5mm bolt from Elliot's hardware.  Get the bolts
that only have about one inch of thread at the end, with the rest being
smooth shaft.  I think you should be able to get 2-4 inches that way,
maybe longer. I used some 6mm bolts of that type when working on my


-----Original Message-----
From: dprglist-bounces at dprg.org [mailto:dprglist-bounces at dprg.org] On
Behalf Of R. Steven Rainwater
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 11:25 AM
Subject: [DPRG] Sources for 5mm diameter shaft?

Anyone know of a good source to get a few inches of 5mm metal rod or
shaft that's suitable for use as an axle? I've tried googling on several
combinations of keywords but haven't found anything hopeful yet. Tamiya
offers some 3mm shafts but nothing bigger. Seems like it should be
pretty easy to find.


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