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Base Metal supplier


#1

Anyone have any recommendations on where to go to buy copper in 1/4
inch thick sheets (6 x 6 inch) or various alloys of brass (also
small pieces - say 6x6)? I am experimenting with various mokume,
metal configurations.

Thanks,
Mitch Adams


#2

It depends on how much you are looking for

For small quantities try McMaster Carr,

For larger quantities try Yarde Metals yarde.com Copper and Brass do
come in 1/4 x 6 flat bar. The standard length is 12 foot. They will
cut pieces to size for you. There is a drop zone on their site that
sometimes has small pieces of brass and copper.

Check for metal yards in your area. Here in Massachusetts Admiral
Metals, www.admiralmetals.com has a outlet store with various drop
off pieces.

Norman
Howling Studios


#3

ThomasNet copper suppliers
http://tinyurl.com/nocqw

Farmers Copper
http://www.farmers-copper.com/index2002.cfm

MSC
http://www1.mscdirect.com/cgi/nnsrhm

McMaster-Carr

Online Metals.
http://onlinemetals.com


#4

Here are two suppliers for base metal and other items you might
need. 1/4" plate might be a little hard to find and cost a bundle.
but good luck

http://metalliferous.com

This one does have large dia. copper pipe they may have something
http://www.canadametal.com

Been there done that, and broke it!
glen


#5

Hi Mitch. Try contacting sheet metal shops that do custom
fabrication. Sometimes they have scraps. I used to get scraps to use
in wax casting. Much nicer than finding old dirty pennies. I don’t
remember of they have 1/4" size but you could try.

Verona


#6

people -

came into this thread on base metal source late - there’s a supplier
www.micromark.com’ (actually a model train supply business) that
has brass, copper, aluminum strips, angles (L-shaped), round,
rectangular and square tubing as well as solid rods. they have a
pound assortment of ‘odds & ends’ - of all of the above on sale now
for $15.50 + s&h.

micromark has a great hard copy catalog. after buying a lot of items
from micromark, i can recommend them - they have good quality items.

ive
who owns no stock in micromark -