|richard markham||10/12/2019 22:14:27|
|27 forum posts|
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.
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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.
|richard markham||10/12/2019 23:16:12|
|27 forum posts|
Thanks Roger! That's quite a list!
|Alex Hodge||11/12/2019 06:22:04|
|4 forum posts|
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...
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All do materials in short lengths and I have used them all at some time.
|Ron Laden||11/12/2019 07:05:23|
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GLR Kennions is another one I have used.
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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 3||11/12/2019 10:58:45|
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John Keatley Metals Ltd in Birmingam
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I'm still hoping for that dead cat to bounce back!
|Philip Burley||11/12/2019 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
|Keith Wyles||11/12/2019 18:08:00|
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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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