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Old 7th March 2006, 09:01 PM   #1
monomonster is offline monomonster  Israel
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i am designing a small box that will be made out of 6 panels, is there some website that i can order that parts from at good rates? something like "front panel designer" i guess.
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Old 7th March 2006, 09:27 PM   #2
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try metal supermarkets, they will cut metal to your specific size and are cheaper than most places. You have to call a branch nearest you, mine is 1400 miles away and ships via ups, and its still cheap.


Only thing is they cut with a saw so accuracy is not very high (not even close to front panel express), you will have to drill, file and finish the pieces after you get them.
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onlinemetals.com is pretty good as well but customs was expensive for me (canada)

there must be a local metal stock place to you. everyone needs to make stuff out of aluminium
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Old 8th March 2006, 02:43 AM   #4
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onlinemetals.com is pretty good as well but customs was expensive for me (canada)

there must be a local metal stock place to you. everyone needs to make stuff out of aluminium
a lot of materials should be duty-free coming from the US to Canada -- you have to check with the Treasury --
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Old 9th March 2006, 02:25 PM   #5
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a lot of materials should be duty-free coming from the US to Canada -- you have to check with the Treasury --

"Duty free", yes, but big brother still wants to hit you with sales taxes, both federal (GST) and provincial. And it isn't even the taxes that cost a fortune, it is the "broker", "COD", and other bull... fees that the couriers charge for the privilege of doing the paperwork. Often the fees are in excess of $50 and can be many times more than the taxes collected. It's absurd.
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