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jdolecki
02-18-2012, 05:40 PM
http://www.metalsupermarkets.com/

You can walk right in and pick out what you want weight
weight it yourself.

6061 for 3 dollars a pound for shapes
plate is a little more


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Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
02-18-2012, 06:12 PM
What a handy resource! I used to be able to buy metal shapes and bars across the counter from my local machine shop. But that was before they got smart about inventory control. Boeing Surplus was another good source, but they're no longer. That leaves Metal Shorts (http://metalshorts.com) (a name that still tickles my juvenile sense of humor :) ).

-Phil

Addendum: From poking around on the MSC website, I see that they have two outlets near Seattle. This is great! And their prices are reasonable, too.

idbruce
02-18-2012, 06:23 PM
jdolecki

Thank you very much!

I live about 30 miles out of Chi-Town, and I always need some type of metal profile or another, however I was unable to find a local resource, so I always ordered online, which required a shipping fee and waiting period. I must say that I have literally thousands of links, but that is now my all time favorite link. Thank you for sharing it.

Bruce

Ron Czapala
02-18-2012, 06:29 PM
Great!
There is supposed to be a location within 3 miles of my house. I'll have to check it out...

jdolecki
02-18-2012, 07:00 PM
This is the one in Villa Park

davejames
02-18-2012, 08:20 PM
http://www.metalsupermarkets.com/


Well, I'll be...there's one in Santa Clara, about 10 miles away. I'll check it out on my next Halted run.

Thanks!

idbruce
02-18-2012, 09:07 PM
@Ron Czapala



Great!
There is supposed to be a location within 3 miles of my house. I'll have to check it out...


Lucky you :(

Wish I could say that