Along with a lot of other tools and parts, I received a large quantity of raw materials from a friend who had them in storage from when his grandfather passed away. There was a lot of "standard" materials, stainless steel, aluminum, steel, etc.... but I also came across one small bar of Monel, and several small tubes of Inconel.
I've done some research online and I understand that they are nickel alloys, and read further about their properties. The question remains what should *I* do with these materials?
I have a machine shop, and I sell parts that I manufacture through my website, but I deal mainly with "standard materials" like aluminum, steel, etc. I don't have any real need for this material, but I'm always interested in expanding my horizons. So, what would this type of material typically be used for? Is there anything "interesting" that I can do with it, or should I just try to sell it on Ebay?
The Inconel tubes are about 6-12 inches in length, about 1/2" dia, and I confess I didn't measure the wall thickness, but I'd estimate about .030". There are 5 or 6 tubes total.
The Monel bar is a solid piece about 5/8" dia and about 18" long. There is only this one single bar, at least that I've found so far.
He is more machine now than man.....