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Source for iron


#1

OK, OK I know that I can go to a scrap yard and find some probably
for pretty cheap, but, if one were not willing to spend days
searching through various junkyards, where would you order it? I’m
hoping to find a source in the Eastern US.

Larry


#2

Hi Larry,

Check out this listing…Probably more companies than you want to
call…

http://www.thomasregisterdirectory.com/alloys/bar_iron_0021125_1.html

Hope this helped,
Mark


#3

Larry, Are you asking for actual iron (Fe on a periodic chart) or
just a source for brand new steel? The question is important because
most of the stuff you’d find at a junkyard is steel. Steel is iron
that was smelted in the presence of quite a bit of carbon and,
depending on the type of steel, certain other metals like chromium,
molybdenum etc… Believe it or not there are numerous sites on the
web dealing with blacksmithing and these fine people are much like
this Orchid group. They frequently interact and share ideas,sources
of metals and In fact I found the Ganoksin website
while doing research for a blacksmithing project I was working on.
As for local sources check out machine shops in your area. Depending
on your needs, say-you are looking for a bench block-, they will
often have short pieces of what they consider scrap that would fit
your needs very well. They will often give you small pieces or sell
them to you for the price of scrap metal. It’s usually not an
expensive proposition. Another excellent source is local welding
shops or fabrication services. The great thing about using other
folks scrap is that, even if you don’t usually hug trees for
giggles, it is essentially recycling. Anyway a lot of legwork like
this can be done by telephone. If you have a good idea of what you
want it’s usually pretty easy to obtain.

I’m afraid I don’t have much different advice if you are actually
looking for plain iron. The same folks that I’ve already suggested
would be the ones most likely to send you down the path to Iron as
well. Mike


#4

Hi Larry,

OK, OK I know that I can go to a scrap yard and find some probably
for pretty cheap, but, if one were not willing to spend days
searching through various junkyards, where would you order it? I’m
hoping to find a source in the Eastern US.

Look in your Yellow pages. If there aren’t any suppliers listed
there, try some of the fabricators, they generally have a large
selection of metal on hand.

Another source is mscdirect.com. They’re a large industrial supply
house & stock a wide assortment of smaller sizes in steel & many
other metals.

Dave


#5

hello All

For those of you who are interested in the wrought iron material,
here is the source for this specific material called pure iron ,it
comes in all kinds of profiles of flat stock ,square, round and plate
. this is as close to black smiths iron as you can get in modern
times, I did get some and have been playing /working with for a
little while, very nice stuff for hot forging.

	the address is
	ART & METAL
	P.O.BOX 390
	HANSON,MA.02341
	T-781.294.4446

they are an excellent company but they are also discontinuing this
material due to the lack of profit/sales, they may send you to
another company if they have run out. best of luck Hratch

Atelier Babikian
P.O.box 54147
Philadelphia , PA.19105
215.465.9351
http://www.Hratchbabikian.com


#6

I go to fabricators. There are companies that fabricate iron shapes
and plate and they have scrap bins. They give me stuff. I buy scrap
copper in the same way.

Don’t mine the junk yards, mine the scrap bins before it gets there.