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sources for metal in the Tacoma/Seattle area?
October 11, 2011
5:13 pm
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saign charlestein
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Hi I’m looking to find the local suppliers for different types of metal. I generally by small amounts and my old local supplier had a nice remnant pile I could pick through and get low cost pieces of what I needed, as well as having a good selection of precut pieces in various sizes. Is there a place like that here?

I need some steel to build a grinder stand, a welding table, and maybe a forge. But I work a lot in non ferrous: copper mostly, but also brass, bronze, and aluminum, as well as some stainless.

I contacted tacoma steel and northwest steel and pipe, but they seem a bit pricey and slow production times. Is that what I’ve got to work with or are there better local spots. I’m in Tacoma but am willing to drive a bit if its worth it.

Any input would be highly appreciated

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October 11, 2011
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One word: Floyd Equipment! Yeah, I know; that’s two. Just a shell of ther old self, but still might be what you want.

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October 12, 2011
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Thanks Grant, I found em online earlier. Got what I needed. What about non ferrous sheet, or tool steel? Any suggestions on these?

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October 12, 2011
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Non-ferrous, Alaskan Copper in Seattle

Tool Steel, Pacific Machinery & Tool Steel in Portland

Go introduce yourself to Bill Nicholson at Nicholson Engineering. Tell him (and show him) what you’re doing, maybe leave a little bib or bob. Great guy and a good resource. Just tell him you need special talents from time to time.

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