Sourcing a steel bed plate

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  • July 21, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Hey there.

    I just got a huge sheet of cold-rolled 18 gauge steel from the Metal Supermarket. It’s 0.050″ and only cost 20 bucks for a sheet large enough for my 320G! Woo!

    good luck


  • July 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Mike is right, a sheet-metal fabricator should be able to help you out.

    I have gone with an 18 gage stainless steel plate with great success. It’s not exactly .050″, but it’s really really really close (.048), and stainless is higher quality than cold-rolled steel.

  • July 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Any local metal distributor should be able to provide .050 steel plate (and possibly cut to size for you). Otherwise it can be obtained online from McMaster-Carr:

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