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May 2019 Newsletter
May 1, 2019 (Newsletters)

Speedy Metals
May 1, 2019. Issue #505.

FROM THE BLOG...

Metal Monday

Metal Monday - May 6, 2019

Get Ready! On Monday, May 6, save an extra 15% off all Fire Sale items!

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Kite Surfers
Kite Surfers

Longing for summer? Check out Robert Biaggi's kite surfers.
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1930 Elco Bow Pulpit Hatch1930 Elco Bow Pulpit Hatch

Elizabeth Gruben used the metal she got from Speedy to hide the scars of rot on her 1930 Elco bow pulpit hatch.
Read more...

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FIRE SALE...

round

5/16" Round 6061 Aluminum, 19.5" Long. On Sale for $1.67.

flat

1/2" x 2" 304 Stainless Steel Flat, 36" Long. On Sale for $70.35.

round

1/2" Round 303 Stainless Steel, 16" Long. On Sale for $4.37.

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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT...

This month, we're featuring a telescope built from scratch by Henry Fisher. (You might have seen another telescope he built in a previous email!)

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He says:

"The telescope took me over two years to build and was a gift for my son.

There is over 350 parts in that scope including the brass screws of which 10% were cut to size and modified. Threads cut shorter and even the heads cut into different shapes.

The dew shield is sheet brass covered aluminum.

The fork mount and curved brass mounts etc. are all Speedy Metals and made from aluminum and brass blocks of your metal.

Some things are out of sight like the gears in the fork mount and under the tray which came from 3 Kodak printers, and the brake material (drag like a fishing reel) was made from disk brakes from a real car. Also the green laser pointer enclosed in your brass."

Henry plans to submit it to Astronomy Technology Today Magazine. Check out how he built it:

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"It is capable of pointing at a black sky to then deliver an eye full of stars with the 2 inch eyepiece in the dual speed focuser.

It delivers perfect focus from center to the edge of the 103mm Jaegars lens (Not all scopes stay in focus center to edge, or across the entire lens or mirror, only the real expensive ones or good lenses)

It is made to look like the old English telescopes standing approx. 9-1/2 foot tall when the fork mount is extended by the aluminum rod that retracts back into the black outer sleeve in the picture and the telescope itself is pointed straight up. Black tube and brass dew shield is almost 6 foot long and capable of extreme magnification.

Even the tube is from Speedy Metals, turned thinner on a CNC Lathe. I did that so I could control exactly how thick I wanted the tube to be, a little thicker than a standard tube, to reduce flex."

Want to see more pictures and read more about how Henry built this telescope? Check it out in this Astronomy Forum

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Want to see your work featured here? Send us an email at newsletter@speedymetals.com.

You can also check out other great customer projects on our blog or on our Facebook page.

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING...

"I am not a metal shop, I don't build cars for a living, just a regular guy maker / tinker / hobbyist who doesn't need a flatbed or even an entire sheet of metal for a couple few projects I have that need to get done. Thanks for the reasonable prices and the fact that I can order what I need without having to figure out how I am going to receive an oversized order or where I am going to store the extra material. "
-Cordain

DID YOU KNOW...?

Did you know how these seamless cuts are achieved?

Seamless Metal Cuts Video

Through Electrical Discharge Machining!

Electrical Discharge Machining Video
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