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    Timw is offline Stainless
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    Anyone know if scrap price is better for old ball bearing assemblies than regular steel? I was wondering because of the hardness if they had more scrap value. I have been putting them in with my other scrap but could easily keep them separate.

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    Spin Doctor is offline Hot Rolled
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    In small amounts I really don't think it would be worth while. Seperate tubs/buckets for aluminum and copper alloys sure. But scrap ball bearings? They sure ain't gonna be worth what they were new.

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    Paul F is offline Aluminum
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    Well... some knifemakers like 'em to forge blades out of.. good high quality high carbon steel, and just the right size to forge down into a knife billet.
    Don't know if there's enough of a market to separate 'em out though.

    Paul F.

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    true temper is offline Hot Rolled
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    How big of balls do the bearings have? I would like to find some 1" or so balls to weld on handles.

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    You can buy big steel balls easy at McMaster-Carr.

    John

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    wippin' boy is offline Diamond
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    i've got a bag of big used balls

    no pun intended

    theres 10 or 15 near 1"

    send me an e-mail
    i'll ship 'em to ya
    nc

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    Carl Darnell is offline Titanium
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    wippin' boy, you da man with da balls huh.

    dsergison, I give, what the heqp does that contraption do? Pound, big balls into little ones maybe!

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    Tom Lg is offline Cast Iron
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    <what the heqp does that contraption do? >

    Looks like a miniature trebuchet (sp?).

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    wippin' boy is offline Diamond
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    i want one

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    adama is online now Diamond
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    i want one (trebuchet not bag of balls i got them already )

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    Paul F is offline Aluminum
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    Yup....
    Trebuchet!

    Think, "Ball flinger".

    Counterweight goes down, arm goes over, sling on the end of the string flings the "shot" a long ways into (miniature) castles, etc.

    I want one too

    Paul F.

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