Making alloy tent poles

Is it possible to buy the tubing to make alloy tent poles - needs to be reasonably flexible... some sites talk about "T6" alloy - is this a
recognised standard? I can make the ends up myself (he says...)
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The T6 referes to the temper grade, for example a commom Al alloy is 6061 which has the following temper grades:
Temper Process Tensile(PSI) Yield(PSI) T0 fully annealed aluminum 18,000 8,000 T4 Solution heat treated and naturally aged 35,000 21,000 T6 Solution heat treated and artificially aged 45,000 40,000
6061-T6 and 6082-T6 are very commom.
Stephen.
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You don't specify any dimensions but you might be surprised by the range of metal stock at your local B&Q
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writes

...but you will be by the price!
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Get down to decathlon, or an archery supplier and buy some easton 707
alloy arrows. ( i think they are usually 'gold' or orange) thats th tube you need :)
hth
Dav
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Thanks, guys - I'm sure it would be cheaper than buying them ready made up...
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Robin wrote:

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Sorry, Robin- and no intention of robin you of your pole-sorry, post!
Dave, Decathlon is a French firm- Quechua- et ca.
Ou est en Angleterre?
Merci, mille fois.
Norm
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