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Octagonal tubing or rod?

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by balder, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Hello planeteers!
    I'm looking for 2 or 3 mm diameter tubing or rod with an octagonal shape. I want it for making mini musket barrels. I have hexagonal brass tubing and have seen hex shaped plastic rod.
    I have had no luck with finding small diameter octagonal shape. The smallest I found was around 9 mm. Too big!
    Anyone out there have any ideas?
    Thanks, Gerald
  2. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Use evergreen square plastic strip and carve off the corners. It takes a bit of daring and skill, but if you practice at it you get better. I did this to make a weapon or two in the past. As far as i know, there are no ready-made octagonal strips in either plastic or brass. When all else fails, improvise. That is how I arrived at this solution.....
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  3. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
  4. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I think you will have to use Mikes method, I have failed to find octagonal rod,tube in small scales anywhere, If you do find some please let us know.

    Steve
  5. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
  6. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks for the replies. Mike, I'll give your method a try.

    Gerald

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