• Meetup Saturday January 12/2019 at Modern Tool. We are planning to have CNC Demos and possibly more on manual equipment. Modern will have hobby sized machines on display and for sale. There will be a nice door prize. Open to all members. More details TBA.
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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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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.

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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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Welding! - Supplies, Techniques, Tips

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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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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.

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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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This section is for anything not directly related to hobby metal working.

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Looking to borrow an outside threading tool today.
Final moving days, new shop has insulated walls now, time to finish moving the old shop. Must be done before the 1st. Will be a busy couple of weeks.
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Hi. I'm having a lot of "old guy" issues trying to locate a 2017 classified ad for the sale of a B. C. Ames Triplex machine tool. I do not understand this 3 post rule before I can pose questions. Please advise.
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