Jul 17, 2012, 05:05 PM
I have been looking for raw aluminum to do some mods on my Hi banker and found Granger...I thought they only sold safety stuff and tools....but as I have now learned I was WRONG...lol...like that never happens. Good prices too . Anyway I thought I would pass it along, here is the link: Aluminum - Raw Materials - Grainger Industrial Supply
Last edited by OKIE; Jul 17, 2012 at 05:12 PM.
Jul 17, 2012 05:05 PM
Jul 17, 2012, 06:26 PM
Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!
You may wish to add www.mcmaster.com to your list of places to find stuff. I found this one posted right here on Tnet. Tnx. TTC
Originally Posted by OKIE
Blessed be the Lord, my Rock, who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle. Psalms 144:1
Jul 18, 2012, 02:40 AM
Jul 18, 2012, 06:36 AM
rather than buying new material, i prefer to buy used/recycled material to save a bunch of $$$$$.with the ecconomy going crazy, the prices reflect that attitude and drive me out of the "new price" market!
Jul 18, 2012, 03:43 PM
I had bought some 1/8"x1"x6' aluminum angles and 1/4"x6' rods from local box store. Online found same sizes for about 1/2 price. Shipped economy so freight wasnt much.
Jul 19, 2012, 09:48 PM
Checked out online metals. Why did I not see this awhile ago. Good prices.
Jul 20, 2012, 12:23 AM
Check out your local street department. They have aluminum signs with ripped out bolt holes that have plenty of good area for the crafty prospector.
Jul 20, 2012, 09:11 PM
Jul 20, 2012, 09:25 PM
I can dig it! "WP"
Don't count on being able to make any right angle bends on street signs due to their hardened nature they will break at the bend.
I know this from experience.
Find a fabricator that will sell you their "drop" or else go to a scrap yard that will sell to the public.
Jul 21, 2012, 05:56 AM
i posted this before but, these signs are of a hardened/tempered aluminum and to bend most aluminum street signs you need to aneal the area that you want to bend first.place your alum in your device youll use to bend it. used a black marker and draw your line that is tobe bent at. use a small tourch to heat that line evenly and when that black mark starts to disappear bend the alum right then!also if you want to weld this type of alum. youll need to use strips of it for your filler rod.it needs tobe of the same material to weld correctly(cheaply)i dont know of any other rod that will work right for this.
Jul 21, 2012, 08:51 AM
Local yokel metal shops,fab shops,suppliers locally carry leftovers at 1/10 of retail and my needs are filled that a way as they will do just about any deal for that extra $$$ from scrap leftovers-John
Jul 21, 2012, 06:36 PM
ECU's art school - fabricators & material galore
Jul 22, 2012, 05:13 PM
Jul 22, 2012, 06:58 PM
O WHO did you mean boohoo sooners GO COWBOYS
Originally Posted by OKIE
Jul 24, 2012, 10:09 PM
Picked up some 10"x12" 3/16" perf panels at Industrial Metal Supply at $0.79/lb. They had aluminum sheets @ $1.79/lb. I just need some drywasher plans to go with the $50 keene blower I got before I spend the cash.
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