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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tjsr19, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. tjsr19
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
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    from Lincoln NE


    I am just getting back into wood working I am going to try and find a supply like this for building my tool stands/ cabinets.
     
  2. BashingTin
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
    Posts: 270

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    McMaster Carr! They have just about anything you need if you build a lot of your own stuff. ;)

    David
     
  3. Tcoupe
    Joined: Nov 14, 2003
    Posts: 314

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    I work at a retail store that sells "everyone's favorite tool brand" ;) and you would not believe the stuff we throw away, appliances, exercise equipment (all kinds of shapes and sizes of tubing) old shelving and so on. Company policy it must be thrown away no keeps...so not really a resource but if I could I would haul lots of stuff home.
     
  4. evintho
    Joined: May 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,663

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    +4 on the appliance sheet metal! Best place to find fridges, dryers and bedframes is in the 'free' section of your local craigslist. There are usually several listed at any given time! The sheet metal is at least 18ga and the 90* reinforcing bends make great edge material!

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  5. When I lived in the midwest there was a junkyard with 1930's to 1950's vehicles west of Omaha that we used to get our parts from. As far as metal and hardware I would stop at the Boeing surplus store in Wichita KS. I still have some scrap aluminum left over....that was over 20 years ago.....
     
  6. tweakman
    Joined: Feb 11, 2007
    Posts: 20

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    Check out Del City online. They have lots of automotive electrical parts.
     
  7. garagerods
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 451

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    from Omaha

    Wasn't that Hank's Place in the Pulp Fiction movie???

    Hmmm....
     
  8. tjsr19
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 130

    tjsr19
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    from Lincoln NE

    Any more cheap man's tips
     

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