Calgary & Canadian Hobby Metal Workers & Machinists

Site Story, Notes, Rules, General Threads
Every Journey has a beginning, has lessons learned, and has rules to live by.

Site Story, Notes, Rules, Support (Read First!)

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Announcements, Feature Requests, & Report Bugs!

We want this forum to be a symbol of the community. Therefore we fully believe in working together to ensure that we run a tight ship while staying focused on the hobby. Make recommendations, Report bugs, and be involved!
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New Member Intros!

Come say Hi!
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Links

Useful links to other forums and informational websites. We are not directly affiliated with any organization or group linked herein
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Sourcing Materials
Initially for sourcing metals, this category will hopefully expand to source all supplies related to metal-working

Sourcing Metal Stock

Various Metal Supplier Discussion Threads
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General Metalworking and Machining
Your place for discussing all forms of metal working. Lathe turning, Milling, Welding, Sheet metal, Forging, Casting, Painting, Powder coat, CNC, etc.

Looking for Answers? We're here to help!

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CAD

Forum to discuss CAD
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Your Active Projects!

Have a new project you're working on? Post the details here! We encourage full build logs to help others in future. Images and rich media. Be sure to follow projects that interest you, and help when questions pop up.
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Machine Talks. Mills, Lathes, Shapers, etc.

Come here to discuss the new machine that has your eye, the machine that's been by your side for years, or the machine you hope to one day use!
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Project Plans

Forum for members to share plans for projects. There is guidance on how to do this and the rules. Please don't ask for plans in this forum - that is for the "you've got questions" forum. This is our library of plans and discussion.
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Welding! - Supplies, Techniques, Tips

Welding and all things related
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Blacksmithing, Foundry, Forge, Anvils, etc.

Like shaping steel with a hammer? So do we.
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Tools, Work Holding, Cutters, Bits

This area is for the small pieces of equipment that your project would never complete without.
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CNC Machining
Specific topics for discussion of all things pertaining to CNC machines and conversions

CNC General

Anything regarding CNC that doesn't belong anywhere else
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3D Printing

All things related to 3D printing
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CNC Conversions

Have you, or are you planning to convert a manual machine to CNC? Post here!
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Canadian Local Forums And Meetups

Alberta Local Forums

Alberta? Looking for your local community? Find all the low down local stuff below!
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Greater Toronto Area Local Forums

We're firm believers that a round of drinks will help the creativity flow. (Coffee is a drink too!) - Plan to meet, greet, and work together on projects!
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Request a Local Forum

Don't see your city here? Request a local forum here!
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Classifieds
Buy, Sell, List, or Give Away!

Classifieds

If you have something to sell, looking to buy, or otherwise list. Place it here! | Once sold, please add a post saying the same. Threads will not be deleted from here by moderators to help preserve forum history.
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Member Spotted Deals

Find a good deal on something? Share it with the group here!
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Request a part, job, or quote from members

Looking for a certain part to be made, or a job to be completed but don't want to bother a commercial shop? Post here with your specifications and board members will work with you to acheive your goal. - This forum is open to the public, no registration required.
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Premium Members Lounge
Premium Member Tool Library, Group Projects, Private Conversations. Spot a deal too good to make public? Or want to work on something private with the team? We've got you covered.

Premium Members Only - General Forum

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Premium Members - Tool Lending Library

Need to Borrow a Tool? Forum supporting members gain access to a shared library of tools from other members. Have a tool you don't use often? Add it do the library for other trusted forum members to borrow.
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Not Metal Related
This section is for anything not directly related to hobby metal working.

Off Topic Discussion

For off topic conversations
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Latest profile posts

I am 78 retired, But have been doing research supported by myself since January 1980
I have come into a bind and need some serious help
Unfortunately I would like to say, something but , It is a request for help, It is self explanatory,
Who can I give what it is to display so you can comprehend if I can post this?
Hi there !
New to Calgary, 29 years in BC, now in Calgary about a year. Moved here to be closer to Family.
69 year old male, no formal training (other than High School machine shop), know just enough to be dangerous.
Had a lathe, mill, welders etc. for many years, built a lot of my own equipment (jigs, fixtures tools etc.) for a contracting business we owned for about 35 years. Retired for a few years now.
Still rebuilding Enterprise 1550. I have the transmission back together and had 4 great days to get the main body painted a dried, 3 colour changes. Ran some new wires through from front panel for a couple new switches. Had to stop for now to finish rebuild of my wife’s Jeep. She has been without for some time. Did motor, steering, brakes and some suspension. She got to drive it today in the snow. HWHL
Apprenticed at GM Transmission Plant in Windsor Ontario as a Tool and Die Maker
Worked as a machinist technician at the University of Calgary Science Workshop.
Retired in May of 2012.
YYCHobbyMachinist wrote on Bradells's profile.
I sent you a PM regarding your LH thread project. Did you get it?

Craig