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.

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

We promise we'll keep it short!
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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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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.

Shop and Shop Tools

The place to be, and the tools you'll need!
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Looking for Answers? We're here to help!

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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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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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Welding! - Supplies, Techniques, Tips

Welding and all things related
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CAD - Computer Aided Design

Forum to discuss CAD
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Learning Library

From the time our members volunteer to the conversations we share, our strength comes from our community. In this section, we hope to gather, curate, and keep consistent a rich library of content that has been carefully crafted, reviewed for quality, and ultimately made available by members for each other. Giving time, knowledge and experience back, is the very nature of a community.
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Blacksmithing, Foundry, Forge, Anvils, etc.

Like shaping steel with a hammer? So do we.
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Fixes and Repairs

Need a fix? Planning a repair? The nature the hobby means
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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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Sourcing Materials Initially for sourcing metals, this category will hopefully expand to source all supplies related to metal-working

Sourcing Supplies

Various Metal Supplier Discussion Threads
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CNC Machining Specific topics for discussion of all things pertaining to CNC machines and conversions

3D Printing

All things related to 3D printing
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CNC General

Anything regarding CNC that doesn't belong anywhere else
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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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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 - 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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Premium Members Only - General Forum

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Classifieds Buy, Sell, List, or Give Away! Any member may comment on your listing. If you don’t like this don’t post.

Kijiji Hauls / It followed me home

Get a great deal on a classified site that you want to show off? This is the spot to do it!
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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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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

TOBARApprentice wrote on ducdon's profile.
Good morning…. Any chance in your “clear out” that you might have any machine levelling feet? Just a shot in the dark. Thanks. Derek
WOO HOO - This Shift is OVER!! On the way home after 12pm and will update the Meet and Greet Tomorrow!!! (Gotta hug and kiss the machines first don't ya know!!) :p
Hello from Victoria

Amateur at the age of eighty, just finished building a tiny shop in a

7 by7 garden shed. Room for my Taig micro mill and lathe plus drill press, rotary

tool and metal saw. This forum looks like a great place to get some education.
johnnielsen wrote on kevin.decelles's profile.
I posted a drill press for sale. If you want it, it's $100 less.
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