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  • will_cambs_913
    ... I m near Cambridge, Duxford actually, at the end of the Imperial War Museum runway. And if anyone looking at this wants to know the suppliers I mentioned
    Message 1 of 12 , Sep 1, 2011
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      > My nearest Metal Supermarkets is the Coventry one but that may not help
      > Will because we don't know his location, other than that anyone buying
      > from Arc is probably somewhere in the uk.

      I'm near Cambridge, Duxford actually, at the end of the Imperial War Museum runway.

      And if anyone looking at this wants to know the suppliers I mentioned earlier -
      McKays (end of Newmarket Road, the metals workshop around the rear in the carpark) which will sell metals cut to length.
      and Engineering and Design Plasticss in Cherry Hinton http://www.edplastics.co.uk/

      Both are good local buisnesses which have supplied me with mostly what I have needed when I needed it and I will continue to use when I need something particular. Initially, to play with, I could even use scrap so would like to avoid paying quite so much.

      --- In X_Series_Mills@yahoogroups.com, lists <Stuartlists@...> wrote:
      >
      > In article <CF89CBFAD13B41D6B754AD04CBC0E0B4@RobertPC>,
      > Bob <rmalsbury@...> wrote:
      > > Couldn`t help but notice Stuart`s website has a United Kingdom locale
      > > and appears to be near Kenilworth, near the junction of A46 and A452.
      > > Wherever that is...lol?? Of course you Brits do!
      >
      > Nice bit of detective work :-)
      >
      > 52 deg 20' 27.45N
      > 1 deg 34' 57.01W
      >
      > > Suggest folks try to find something close to him.
      >
      > My nearest Metal Supermarkets is the Coventry one but that may not help
      > Will because we don't know his location, other than that anyone buying
      > from Arc is probably somewhere in the uk.
      >
      > --
      > Stuart
      > http://www.torrens.org.uk/ZFC/gallery/winsor.html
      >
    • johann_ohnesorg
      Drive around and ask machine shops if they sell you the short stock left from the barfeeders. Most of the time, it´s too small for them to make something
      Message 2 of 12 , Sep 1, 2011
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        Drive around and ask machine shops if they sell you the short stock left from the barfeeders. Most of the time, it´s too small for them to make something useful out of it if they run against the clock but for a hobbyist, it´s good stuff. Another nice thing: usually the shop owner can tell you what kind of material it is. I got a lot of brass and aluminum stock this way. A sixpack and a box of donuts can work magic.

        Cheers,
        Johann
      • will_cambs_913
        ... I don t actually know of any machine shops left in my area. I couldn t even find someone who could true my brake disks (9 ). The nearest I know of is Ivor
        Message 3 of 12 , Sep 1, 2011
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          >Drive around and ask machine shops
          I don't actually know of any machine shops left in my area. I couldn't even find someone who could true my brake disks (9"). The nearest I know of is Ivor Serle, but they are specialist engine rebuilders so I doubt they have bars of stock that they use :(


          --- In X_Series_Mills@yahoogroups.com, "johann_ohnesorg" <bigdukeone@...> wrote:
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          >
          > Drive around and ask machine shops if they sell you the short stock left from the barfeeders. Most of the time, it´s too small for them to make something useful out of it if they run against the clock but for a hobbyist, it´s good stuff. Another nice thing: usually the shop owner can tell you what kind of material it is. I got a lot of brass and aluminum stock this way. A sixpack and a box of donuts can work magic.
          >
          > Cheers,
          > Johann
          >
        • will_cambs_913
          Thanks, http://www.parkersteel.co.uk http://www.asdmetalservices.co.uk/ Both have depots in my area, it may be a lunchtime visit is in order!
          Message 4 of 12 , Sep 1, 2011
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            Thanks,
            http://www.parkersteel.co.uk
            http://www.asdmetalservices.co.uk/

            Both have depots in my area, it may be a lunchtime visit is in order!

            --- In X_Series_Mills@yahoogroups.com, Peter Campion-Bye <peter@...> wrote:
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            > There's also a list of hobbyist-friendly metal suppliers on the
            > excellent UK welding forum here:
            > http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/metal-suppliers.htm
            > Unfortunately none anywhere near me, if anybody knows a good source of
            > cheap offcuts anywhere in the vicinity of Woking, Surrey, that's open at
            > weekends, please speak up. Thanks
            >
            > On 31/08/11 17:22, Carl Hollopeter wrote:
            > >
            > >
            > > Take a look at the Smithy Group Forum, many sources for metal have
            > > been listed there for different areas of the country. You will
            > > probably need to join the group to access the lists. It's an excellent
            > > group though, moderated by Ned Seith who is very knowledgable and
            > > populated by many experienced members.
            > > Good Luck,
            > > Carl H
            > >
            > > ----- Original Message -----
            > > *From:* will_cambs_913 <mailto:Will_Munns@...>
            > > *To:* X_Series_Mills@yahoogroups.com
            > > <mailto:X_Series_Mills@yahoogroups.com>
            > > *Sent:* Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:37 AM
            > > *Subject:* [X_Series_Mills] Stocking up
            > >
            > > OK, I went for the R8 SX3 with setup, so now I have a couple of
            > > months to plan tooling, stock, workbench and to finish the house.
            > >
            > > Which brings me to stock. I have a local shop where I can walk in
            > > and buy metal stock off the shelf, and one for plastics but they
            > > are both reassuringly expensive.
            > >
            > > Is there somewhere to be recommended online that I can get chunks
            > > of material to play with or keep under the bench for those
            > > unplanned projects?
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            >
          • clumsysoftballerz
            welcome to your new obsession :) BEST way to get play metal is to stop by (don t just call) a local waterjet shop (our cnc if there are no waterjet shops).
            Message 5 of 12 , Sep 1, 2011
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              welcome to your new obsession :)

              BEST way to get "play metal" is to stop by (don't just call) a local waterjet shop (our cnc if there are no waterjet shops).

              they have TONS of scrap since everything they cut had a skeleton that its not usable to then except as scrap. most parts will have small blanks that fall out that are perfect for you too. they recycle these (locally) for MAX $0.90 a lb and will take $1.50 lb cash since it doesn't go on their books anyways and buys them free lunch. thats cheaper than ANY cut offs (REM) from a metal supplier and good enough to play with.

              cnc shops will have thicker REM and are worth a shot too


              --- In X_Series_Mills@yahoogroups.com, "will_cambs_913" <Will_Munns@...> wrote:
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              > OK, I went for the R8 SX3 with setup, so now I have a couple of months to plan tooling, stock, workbench and to finish the house.
              >
              > Which brings me to stock. I have a local shop where I can walk in and buy metal stock off the shelf, and one for plastics but they are both reassuringly expensive.
              >
              > Is there somewhere to be recommended online that I can get chunks of material to play with or keep under the bench for those unplanned projects?
              >
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