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#1 wizard7611

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:37 AM

Does anyone know of a great place to order custom paper tubes online without a minimum order requirement? 

 

Thanks!



#2 Aspirina

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 05:04 AM

Depend, where you from? if the tube is not to big the cheapest option is make it yourself.


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 10:28 PM

Depend, where you from? if the tube is not to big the cheapest option is make it yourself.

 

I'm from Nebraska. I also need nearly 800 in total of various sizes and lengths. Not something I can pull off before the 4th. 



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 01:23 AM

800 is a small order for the owner of a tube winding machine that has to be adjusted for each size.  



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Posted 07 May 2018 - 12:09 AM

Is everyone real oblivious to the fact that he's clearly trying to make bulk salutes, probably for sale? Might as well put up a banner and tie some balloons to it.

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 03:41 AM

Wizard has been around for a bit and his posts have not indicated anything such as the illegal sale or manufacture of crackers. Rockets, mines, fountains,cakes, wheel drivers, inserts.... cardboard tubes are not just for M80s and it's not an unusual request around here.

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 03:51 AM

Is everyone real oblivious to the fact that he's clearly trying to make bulk salutes, probably for sale?

Not that i'm sure about how you got from "I also need nearly 800 in total of various sizes and lengths." to bulk salutes for sale.
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#8 Arthur

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:46 AM

One or two places offer "Long" tubes, as made before cutting to length. This lets you chose the length. Getting someone to make custom diameters for small quantities is probably impossible, -no-one is going to make special machine tools for a one off that is "cheap". Long tubes tend to come by truck so maybe not cheaply.



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:14 AM

One or two places offer "Long" tubes, as made before cutting to length. This lets you chose the length. Getting someone to make custom diameters for small quantities is probably impossible, -no-one is going to make special machine tools for a one off that is "cheap". Long tubes tend to come by truck so maybe not cheaply.

 

I've contacted a possible company. We'll see about that. 



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 02:46 PM

https://ihaveadotcom...ex&cPath=72_118

Have you looked here? Phil's has good prices and they are uncut tubes.

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:05 PM

Getting a company to run a small batch is not impossible but it is VERY expensive, I get many requests for custom sizes and once I explain what the manufacturer charges for setting up a run, I seldom hear back.

 

Unless you're willing to commit to several hundred feet of a particular tube, the cost is insane.



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:29 PM

Custom diameters is a big complicated and hence expensive job for a tube maker, easily amortised over a run of thousands but not viable otherwise. Getting custom lengths is often somewhat easier as most tubes are made in long lengths then cut, so if you can buy long tubes and cut to length yourself you MAY come close to your needs.



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Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:37 AM

I dont find custom diameters a problem as long as i can locate, make or adapt a 3ft mandrel of/to the correct size.



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Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:59 AM

But if it's a non stock size and you need ten tubes then it's also a non stock price! which for most people constitutes a problem.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:07 PM

https://www.yazoomills.com/

Edited by gunner1, 13 June 2018 - 08:10 PM.





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