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Sourcing Metal | General Discussion

I just looked at McMaster-Carr and they have “ultra-straight tight tolerance shafting” that is specd at .0015” straightness per foot.

3ft of 1” will run you $200 US plus shipping and tax.
How are you getting product from McMaster-Carr. When I look it says no shipping to Canuckistan.
 

Rauce

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Any good sources of scrap in the GTA? West end preferably

Beach road steel sales in Hamilton sells “secondary” material. The same folks run a scrap yard nearby.

I don’t know of any other places like that but they might be out there.

How are you getting product from McMaster-Carr. When I look it says no shipping to Canuckistan.

I’m not sure how the actual policy is worded but my understanding is that they will sell to Canada but only to businesses. I’ve always just had things shipped to my work.
 
Beach road steel sales in Hamilton sells “secondary” material. The same folks run a scrap yard nearby.

I don’t know of any other places like that but they might be out there.



I’m not sure how the actual policy is worded but my understanding is that they will sell to Canada but only to businesses. I’ve always just had things shipped to my work.
Sound like I need to find a business. Infodungeon.com likely won't do it.
 

Susquatch

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Sound like I need to find a business. Infodungeon.com likely won't do it.

They don't seem to be really fussy about it. They accepted both my farm and my consulting businesses. Although I have an HST number, they never asked for it.

Most provinces in Canada allow you to start a business pretty easily. Just start an unregistered business called Fontaine Machining and use that to register for an account there.
 

a smile

Lifelong hobby - cold iron
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刚刚以 0.5 美元/磅的价格购买了另一个托盘新水滴。这个重量刚刚超过 450 磅,还有 3-4' 的东西的完美组合,应该可以帮助我完成接下来的几个项目。

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是时候进行切割和焊接了。

Just bought another pallet of new drops for $0.5/lb. just over 450lbs on this one, and a nice mix of stuff 3-4' that should get me through the next couple projects.

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Time to get cutting and welding.
This is a very cheap price, and I think it is the same price in China, about 0.8-1 USD /kg, if you are relative to your income, this is a very, very cheap price, I am glad that you can find such cheap materials
 

Tom O

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Back in Victoria buddy and I bought an engine for his 65 Buick Skylark from a junker and shocked the hell out of him when we picked it up and put it in the trunk. We didn’t even tell him that it was aluminum.
 

jcdammeyer

John
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So field trip to JoeMac today. Left with this and super impressed with his 3D printing abilities. Now in addition to the flex filament he's also doing carbon fibre. I'm still having trouble getting my prints in the new SOVOL to stick to the build plate. He's churning out all sorts of stuff on the same printer.
Says a lot about my abilities.... :mad: CastingMetalScrap.jpg
 

jcdammeyer

John
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All that's left is two cylinder heads, front oil cover and oil pan and the block c/w pistons. The rest became either sawdust or pieces that will fit into the #6 crucible.
 

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jcdammeyer

John
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Of course all I have in the sockets drawer is an E16 torx socket so a set via amazon will be here on Friday. Then I can pull the crank which uses two either E18 or E20 per side. The conn rods are E16. Breaking that V6 into castable bits is going to be interesting. A large sledge hammer has been suggested.
 
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