: what site would you recommend to purchase aluminium?
Your local True Value hardware store. :-)
In a pinch Home Depot, however I have discovered the hours of my life they
suck away on line more than makes up for any bit of money I might save
Chris Candreva -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- (914) 967-7816
Many home improvement/hardware stores have aluminum. So do hobby shops.
But it all depends on what you're looking for. If the pieces are small
(so shipping weight is low) you could try onlinemetals.com.
It should also be stated that not all aluminum is created
equal-Certain alloys have more
desirable properties, I.E.-as for cutting,drilling tapping etc. and
others for bending,shaping and conforming to the desired design. If you
do buy metals online, you
can be assured of knowing what you are getting. Shop wisely! And as
stated-Beware the shipping monster.
Home Depot for flat bars and some angle pieces.
Otherwise ... eBay ! But be prudent, I bought some 1/2" AL rod on eBay and later
found the same thing at Home Depot for less and no
happy shopping !
You can also get aluminum from mcmastercarr.com
They sell sheets of all sorts of raw materials, and have different
alloys, specs, etc if you're interested in looking at that.. or you can
just order what's cheapest :)
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