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Looking for cheapest 1-1/4" standoff, brushed metal

by jamsomito
posted 09-26-2018 01:21 AM


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 09-26-2018 01:30 AM

Got a lathe? Pretty trivial to make them on one if you do.

Cheers,
Brad

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000

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#2 posted 09-26-2018 01:31 AM

I’ve always bought them from CRL

Just looked at the price, 1/2” x 1 1/4” 4.29 each (not cheap)

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lumbering_on

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#3 posted 09-26-2018 01:32 AM

If you’re just looking at the aluminum rod, I believe that Home Depot carries it. However, I thought that standoffs were two parts – i.e. a threaded rod and a hollowed out rod? Is that what you’re looking for?

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#4 posted 09-26-2018 02:34 AM



Got a lathe? Pretty trivial to make them on one if you do.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Sadly, no. :(


If you re just looking at the aluminum rod, I believe that Home Depot carries it. However, I thought that standoffs were two parts – i.e. a threaded rod and a hollowed out rod? Is that what you re looking for?

- lumbering_on

I’ll have to check there. No, I don’t need a standoff in the traditional sense, just some way to make some smaller pieces float off a backer board. I like the look of brushed metal since it matches the rest of the hardware in the room, but I suppose it doesn’t even have to be that if it was small enough to be hidden. Kind of like that aesthetic though.

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#5 posted 09-26-2018 02:47 AM

Sounds like your original idea would work, and are just looking for some solid rod? You can get aluminum rods at Grangers, McMaster Carr, MSC, Fastenal, the BORG, tractor supply, most hardware stores, etc… (eg: 1/4” x 36” solid rod for ~$4.21 at Home Depot – which would get you more than 20 pieces). Chuck ‘em in a drill and you can give them a brushed look easily with some fine sandpaper.

Cheers,
Brad

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jamsomito

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#6 posted 09-26-2018 03:45 AM



Sounds like your original idea would work, and are just looking for some solid rod? You can get aluminum rods at Grangers, McMaster Carr, MSC, Fastenal, the BORG, tractor supply, most hardware stores, etc… (eg: 1/4” x 36” solid rod for ~$4.21 at Home Depot – which would get you more than 20 pieces). Chuck em in a drill and you can give them a brushed look easily with some fine sandpaper.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Ok thanks for that. I must have missed it on McMaster when I looked. I’ll check again and also at my local place

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#7 posted 09-26-2018 04:29 AM

1/2” (7/8 od) rigid aluminum conduit? Wire wheel on a bench grinder?

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#8 posted 09-26-2018 06:27 PM

you would be surprised at just how easy it is to take a piece of aluminum tubing
and hold a piece of 220 grit sandpaper in your hand and massage it up and down.
it will produce a very nice subtle brushed finish worthy of any display.
or ~ if you wanted the brush marks to go around the tubing instead of lengthwise,
chuck it into your drill and hold something abrasive in your hand – steel wool, sandpaper, etc.
also 1/2” copper pipe, for that matter. but copper must be clear coated to prevent oxidation.
then cut to length on your band saw or miter saw.

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