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    Default Need Source For 17-4 Annealed Round Stock Ground to .112"

    I need to find some 17-4 round stock, annealed, that is .112" diameter plus nothing, minus .005". I need a piece 96 inches long if it's one continuous piece of material, but if it can only be had in shorter lengths I need enough to make 25 parts 3.5" long. Who can steer me to a vendor that can provide such a thing?

    Thanks for reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie gary View Post
    I need to find some 17-4 round stock, annealed, that is .112" diameter plus nothing, minus .005". I need a piece 96 inches long if it's one continuous piece of material, but if it can only be had in shorter lengths I need enough to make 25 parts 3.5" long. Who can steer me to a vendor that can provide such a thing?
    Thanks for reading.
    Charlie, we do this a bit and when we do we usually order standard nominal sizes and then cylindrical grind it. You should be able to get .125" or 3mm stock and grind from there. Not really a big deal. Made a bunch of prototype proprietary bone screw taps that way.

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    The 17-4 is the easy part. There should be lots of centerless grinders in the Seattle area. Find one that will do the job and have the stainless sent to them. Just a couple of passes through the machine and they should be able to hold the tolerance with no problem.
    JR

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    You guys are telling me what I figured would be the answer, but every time I don't ask I find out I could have just bought it that way. Thanks for the affirmations. I'll start looking for a grind shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie gary View Post
    You guys are telling me what I figured would be the answer,
    I prefer - Great Minds Think Alike
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRIowa View Post
    I prefer - Great Minds Think Alike
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    Are you sure you want to drag yourself down to my level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie gary View Post
    Are you sure you want to drag yourself down to my level?
    You know, I was thinking the exact same thing. What number am I thinking of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRIowa View Post
    You know, I was thinking the exact same thing. What number am I thinking of?
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    10

    and then I added text to make a minimum-length answer

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    That's it.....

    You win an all expense paid trip to work or, the deluxe tour of my shop if you're in M'town. Prizes not redeemable for cash. No changes will be made in the prize at the request of the winner. Members of competing websites are not eligible to compete. Winners must be over 18 years of age and be a US citizen. A list of the complete rules probably cannot be found.
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    Call Boston Centerless and order it. They specialize in this type work.

    There are a number of centerless grinders in the Seattle area, none I can think of off the top of my head with a feed setup to do long bars.

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    I found a shop not far from me to grind the stock. When the material gets to me I'll get it over to him and he said it would take three to five days to get it in the system and done for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRIowa View Post
    That's it.....

    You win an all expense paid trip to work or, the deluxe tour of my shop if you're in M'town. Prizes not redeemable for cash. No changes will be made in the prize at the request of the winner. Members of competing websites are not eligible to compete. Winners must be over 18 years of age and be a US citizen. A list of the complete rules probably cannot be found.
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    If for some strange reason I ever find myself in Iowa, I'll inquire about the deluxe tour. Until then I'll keep on with paying my expenses for the daily trip to work. ;-)

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    Brain @ Versamill said that he'd never come back here. I have not seen his picture in the post office, but I have heard that Iowa DOT has been looking for him.
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