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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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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.

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