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I like bronze

Bronze has a low melting point, hardness,strong plasticity, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, bright color and other characteristics, suitable for casting various appliances, machine parts, bearings, gears, and so on.

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My favorite would have to be stainless steel.  I get my stainless from welding supply places.  It doesn't tarnish or fade, it is a very solid metal, looks great with anything, and although it's a bit harder to work, the durability of the end product means repairs almost never occur.

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Folk metal. I forgot to mention that one. How could I? It's the best thing since sliced bread.

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Loves me some titanium because of the amazing strength to weight ratio. I would work with it a lot more if 'tweren't for the price.

Stainless steel is awesome. It's got great strength, even at larger AR's, where other metals falter. Very corrosion-resistant and affordable too.

Copper, brass, bronze and nickel silver I like to use where I want some variety in colour, but still the metallic look. I mostly prefer the latter three, as copper is very weak, even in full hard temper. I like anodized aluminum a bit, but the finish scratches easily, especially when weaving weaves at tight AR combinations, which I'm known for.

I don't use galvanized steel anymore because of oxidization, and it's just not very elegant. I do kind of like it though. It's the metal I started mailling with and it will always have a special place in my heart. Plus "I love the smell of galvy in the morning." <-- I didn't come up with this quote, but I use it from time to time. I honestly do like the smell after it oxidizes. Most people don't.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I like titanium too. I am currently working with it, but it's a very hard meterial. What tools are you using to work with it? what is the best way to cut it?

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