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ChrisH18/05/2009 13:33:58
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Hi, does anyone know of a good metal stockholder in the Yeovil/Dorchester/Taunton area that will supplier private customers - as opposed to trade - with modest amounts of stuff at a reasonable rate please?
David Clark 118/05/2009 15:17:33
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If still trading, Dorset Metals.
I think they are at Ferndown Industrial Estate Dorset.
regards David
 

Edited By David Clark 1 on 18/05/2009 15:17:51

keithmart18/05/2009 15:55:02
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Hi

 

I often purchase from Metal Supermarket. There is one locally in Leeds, but I think your nearest would be Southampton.

 

Worth a look on the web as they are very helpfull.

 

Keith

 

Leeds UK

Circlip18/05/2009 16:10:38
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Oft forgotten but worth a scan, get yer local copy of Thompsons and look for Fabrications and Engineering shops in the area and ask if you can go "Skip Surfing"  Local Industrial type scrapyards are good too but you need to set up a repartee with operators, and DON'T go in a suit.
 
      Regards   Ian.
Peter Williams 119/05/2009 11:29:34
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You could try EKP Supplies in Barnstable, I've used them for all kinds of engineering supplies including metal. They are prompt and reasonably priced.
 
Their catalogue is online at www.ekp.supplies.btinternet.co.uk
 
Peter
ChrisH19/05/2009 23:18:21
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Hi Guys,
Thanks for the replys - I will follow them up.

A question for keithmart really - the Metal Supermarket, is that a place where you can browse around to find what you need, or has it just a counter where you are supposed to know what you require, like a builders merchants trade counter where you are invariably left feeling inadequate trying to describe what you want without knowing the trade names!

Regards, Chris 

PS.  Am impressed how this website is moving on in only the few days I have been logging on................... 
keithmart20/05/2009 07:58:31
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Hi

 

It Depends, I tend to have a fair idea of what I want, most of the time 

 

But if you ask for say "I need some steel to turn in a lathe" they will usually find something suitable.

 

 

Funnyturn20/05/2009 23:31:42
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If you want to buy online I can recommend:
 
http://www.nogginend.com/
 
Prompt and friendly service.
Sandy Morton21/05/2009 09:47:33
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My local Metal Supermarket lets me browse and then tells me whether I have picked the correct metal or not!  Only drawback is that they have a £10 minimum order which for a typical Scot is an awful lot of money.
Ian Hart24/05/2009 23:31:09
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Hello
 
Can anyone recommend a supplier of small amounts of aluminium and brass in the Sheffield/Doncaster area?
 
Ian Hart
David Clark 125/05/2009 08:44:35
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There are plenty of people selling small quantities of metal on Ebay.
regards David

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Sandy Morton25/05/2009 09:51:46
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Pedant on.  The email notification which I got about the previous message on this forum has slling instead of selling.  I would assume that it was an automagic copy of your posting so might be worth a look?
Ian Hart25/05/2009 19:14:34
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David
 
Thanks, I was trying to avoid postage charges if there was somewhere local that I could use if out and about.
 
Ian Hart
mgj07/06/2009 00:13:59
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Chris - H I live in Kings Stag up near Sturminster. I bought 220M07 free cutting mild from  Pulham Steels. 
 
There is also Dyfed Steels up in Shaftesbury.
 
If you e-mail me we could put an order together - if they want to sell in 3 meter standard lengths.
 
Somdor engineering on the Henstridge Trading Estate have a very healthy scrap bin. A  Mr Ford owns it and is very helpful to model engineers. (Rolled the smokebox for my TE perfectly and for peanuts. Welded up a tuned pipe manifold in ali for a model aircraft ) They don't have much freecutting mild, but could help with more normal engineering grades, especialy in bigger sections/dias/
Geoff Theasby11/06/2009 16:03:46
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Ian Hart,
 
I have obtained brass and aluminium from a couple of non-ferrous scrapyards in Attercliffe, Sheffield.   I can't remember their names, but the Yellow Pages should show them.
 
Regards
Geoff

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Niloch11/06/2009 16:17:28
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I've bought aluminium offcuts: plate, bar and tube from the ebay shop run by
They sell ferrous as well as non-ferrous and are usually even more helpful to personal callers with cash!
Usual disclaimer.
 
ChrisH12/06/2009 21:53:08
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I've tried to find ringwood precision on ebay shops - but with conspicuous lack of success.  I can find their own website, but not ebay shop.  What do they go under on ebay?
Regards,
Chris
David Clark 112/06/2009 22:04:30
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Try searching for
ukroy
regards David
 
Niloch12/06/2009 22:36:54
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David Clark 1 above is quite right but if you're still having difficulty click here
mgj13/06/2009 01:50:59
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Yes but...... some of these prices people are advertising you'd be better off buying the full 3 metres of a free cutting mild like 220M03/EN1A , cutting off the couple of foot you want and chucking the rest away!
 
Slightly different with non ferrous.
 
Incidentally there is a big metal wholesalers in Bristol if anyone wanted to do the Yellow Pages thing. They are supplying a lot of retailers in the SW. They only sell in 3m lengths, but that would not be a problem for a club or something to put an order in. They certainly do 220M03 in imperial sizes, as well as the standard engineering grades.

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