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richard markham10/12/2019 22:14:27
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Any recommendations for buying small quantities of bar/plate/tube etc for my first build. (Don't have much of a stockpile yet)

Usually I just get bits and bobs from ebay or metals4u or the metal store.

Back in the day I used to get stuff from Whistons, but they seem to have vanished many moons ago.

Aluminium warehouse seems to have a reasonable selection.

Anywhere else I should look?

I'm in Dorset UK.

Rockingdodge10/12/2019 22:24:05
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M-Machine have a good range at reasonable prices and comes well packed, I get most of my needs from there.

Usual disclaimer as it seems that's required these days. wink

Roger

richard markham10/12/2019 23:16:12
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Posted by Rockingdodge on 10/12/2019 22:24:05:

M-Machine have a good range at reasonable prices and comes well packed, I get most of my needs from there.

Usual disclaimer as it seems that's required these days. wink

Roger

Thanks Roger! That's quite a list!

Alex Hodge11/12/2019 06:22:04
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Richard

I've had a couple of orders from Macc Models. No problems. Like you I am building up a stockpile.

Every time I order something, I chuck in a couple of extras of different sizes. Bound to come in useful some day...

Alex

JasonB11/12/2019 07:00:50
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Macc

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Mallard Metals

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All do materials in short lengths and I have used them all at some time.

Ron Laden11/12/2019 07:05:23
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GLR Kennions is another one I have used.

HOWARDT11/12/2019 08:19:56
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I pick up metal from Rapid Metals, at Bedworth near Coventry. They have racks of short lengths for small users. Alternative is Metalmania in Hinckley, good selection of common materials, again I collect so not worried about weight.

Nick Clarke 311/12/2019 10:58:45
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John Keatley Metals Ltd in Birmingam

ega11/12/2019 11:13:52
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Posted by richard markham on 10/12/2019 22:14:27:

Back in the day I used to get stuff from Whistons, but they seem to have vanished many moons ago.

I'm still hoping for that dead cat to bounce back!

Philip Burley11/12/2019 12:11:23
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I recently ordered some 1/2 round bar and 5/8 square metal from a well known supplier . They sent me metric material , too small for what I needed . I have emailed but had no satisfaction , a bit disappointing

Phil

Keith Wyles11/12/2019 18:08:00
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Posted by Philip Burley on 11/12/2019 12:11:23:

I recently ordered some 1/2 round bar and 5/8 square metal from a well known supplier . They sent me metric material , too small for what I needed . I have emailed but had no satisfaction , a bit disappointing

Phil

Not sure if they still do it, but B & Q did sell bolts with metric and imperial sizing. The daft thing was that whilst most were metric some were imperial threads.

Speedy Builder528/03/2020 16:17:45
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If you are anywhere near to Falmouth, there is an excellent Brass,Bronze and stainless steel supplier on the Bickland Water industrial estate. Sheet, bar, tube etc (Certificate if you want) and cut to size. They will post, but I don't know wether the post would be more appropriate for larger orders than small bits. They cater for industry but happy to supply to guys like us. If not busy, they cut whilst you wait.

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