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Old 26th October 2002, 03:57 AM   #1
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I found this place on ebay:
speedy metals
I bought some bars and plates cut to length. They usually cut the bars 1/8 inch longer so the customer can finish them off, they are cut with a band saw, so pretty rough but a belt sander gets the job done or a mill or a miter saw ala Peter Daniel.
I also bought a 3/32 plate that was shear cut to exact specs a little scotch brite action and that baby was ready to go. I was told that thicker plates are cut on the band saw so they may be a little more problematic to finish off.
All in all a nice place for your little aluminum needs. I spent something ridicolous like 15$ for 15 ft of 1X3/8 6061 bar cut in 12 pieces and a 10x10x3/32 plate.
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Old 27th October 2002, 01:22 AM   #2
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What is his exact ebay name. I entered speedy metals and got nothing.
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Old 27th October 2002, 01:54 AM   #3
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Just found it on Ebay. mltachick@cs.com
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Old 27th October 2002, 02:23 AM   #4
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Thumbs up cool!

It's under eBay Stores.

Thanks grataku! Now, what to buy first...
- Chad.
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Old 29th October 2002, 01:20 PM   #5
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metalmart.com isn't bad either. I got a few brass plates from them for amp projects.

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Old 29th October 2002, 04:51 PM   #6
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anybody knows a good/cheap source for aluminium in germany or near ?

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Old 29th October 2002, 09:03 PM   #7
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Thanks for the metal mart link, it's just what I have been wanting. Couldn't find anything good at the local Grainger.
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Old 30th October 2002, 10:58 AM   #8
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Default UK ally?


Just to jump on the bandwagon:
Apart from RS and Farnell, who's range is limited, does anyone know any UK suppliers?

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