If you need to buy smallish quantities of metal rod, bar, sheet, or other shapes in steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, aluminum, or even titanium, click this link to Onlinemetals.com , which for a reasonable price will cut and ship exactly what you need to your location.
Bronzesite contains the sculptural work of Derek Kerslake, plus the "studio" has articles on such things as building crucible furnaces for melting bronze using a weed burner and barbecue-sized propane tank.
Metal Web NewsAn outgrowth of rec.crafts.metalworking with illustrated articles on metalworking topics, machines you can build, and other metalworking topics. Links to r.c.m. faq
ArtMetal Village An outgrowth of the Artmetal site with more emphasis on showing the finished work in categories like jewelry, furniture, sculpture, etc. Especially useful is the Bramblebush section, which illustrates the techniques used in depth.
ABANAThe Artist-Blacksmith Association of North America site includes a list of suppliers for all kinds of metalworking needs, not just blacksmiths, also book reviews and a gallery.
Finishing.com, the home page of the finishing industry more than you probably need to know about metalfinishing
Society of American Silversmiths Some tips on silverworking (under "shop talk") and a supplier's list- a useful page if you want to work silver.
RobinMaterials In Mountain View, CA; a source for specialty metals like titanium, tantalum, monel, molybdenum, etc. A handy chart for determining available shapes is posted online. No minimum.
Bonny Doon Engineering Makers of hydraulic presses used for metal-forming applications in jewelry and sculpture. Some how-to information, examples of work done using this technique, and links to classes and workshops.
CASWELL electroplating in miniature Equipment and supplies for setting up electroplating and electroforming on a small scale.
Dalmar Plating, another site for rectifiers and plating kits, featuring non-cyanide solutions.
The Guild of Metalsmiths Lots of good metal links from this Minesota group.
Bright Works Inc. metal polishing and buffing supplies A comprehensive collection of sanding and polishing accessories.
Artworks Foundry The premier art bronzecasting facility in the SF Bay Area, Artworks handles big and small jobs using the ceramic shell method of lost-wax casting. Look for patination and conservation advice here, as well as a gallery of artists working in bronze.
Blacksmith's Virtual Junkyard Used equipment and supplies; also a blacksmith's forum and links to blacksmithing sites.
Cupola furnace videos and CDs If you want to build your own cupola furnace for melting iron and bronze, this Washington-based foundry and machine works has invented one that is easy to construct. They also offer a book that shows you how, with chapters on other subjects of interest to a small iron or brassfounder.
Reactive Metals' Owner Bill Seely procures and distributes the "reactive metals" Titanium and Niobium to jewelers and other artists in sheet and wire form. Known for their physical properties as well as the spectacular and permanent anodized colors that can be achieved, these metals have become popular lately. He also sells patterned alloys, findings, hardware, and the fusion welder that puts it together.
Ron's Forge Page You can build your own forge using the info presented here.
Artisan Plating A company specializing in small-lot decorative electroplating in gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, and nickel for artists and others. Some FAQs and articles on the site help explain the history and practices of this useful technique.
Eastern Alloys' Technical Literature Library Papers on casting with high-strength zinc alloys
Safety Online Articles as well as items for safety
Blacksmith's Gazette Home Page Sample information from the print-based publication
Birchwood Casey Makers of patinas for steel and non-ferrous metals and purveyors of metal-finishing systems as well.
Tekcast Home Page Spin-casting equipment for pewter and zinc alloys
Welcome to Chicago Extruded Metals Odd shapes in brass rod, bar, etc.
Review the proceedings of the Investment Casting Institute- for a price.
Metalworking info from Rec.crafts.metalworking, one of Usenet's finest metaltalk venues
Machinist's books and supplies Guy Lautard, author of the popular "Machinist's Bedside Reader" series of books, branches out, selling plans for tools, instructional videos, and the odd tool itself
Investment casting from a SLS master via ceramic shell explained with diagrams
Blacksmithing info from Anvilfire
Purity casting alloys specializes in medium to low-temperature alloys ranging from bismuth to Babbit, pewter, zinc, and aluminum
Metco Supply an online hardware store
JW Harris: High silver brazing alloys for joining all sorts of metals
CMX metals- Brass and bronze casting alloys in ingot form
anodizing info or how to get that nice black finish on your home-made telescope parts
Patinas - Sculpt Nouveau metal coatings
Metal Suppliers ( A-Z )
POR-15 Rust Preventive Paint - claims to stop rust permanently
Alliant metals - stainless remnants 1dollar a lb
Shop Outfitters- metal fabrication equipment
550 Products Monsterslayer's metalworking and jewelry supplies
J and L INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY 155,000 Metalworking & Industrial Supplies
Columbia Coatings Powder Coating, Powder Coat, Power Coating Equipment supplies and systems
Petrogen Oxy-Gasoline Cutting Torch System
MetalMart.com Home Page of Metal Express
MicroGroup - 1-800-ALL-TUBE for metal tubing products
Welders Direct carries the Hypertherm Powermax 600 Plasma Cutter
Remet casting products waxes binders crucibles ceramic shell info
Nimba Anvils double-bick all flat tip to tip
Old World Anvils Blacksmith Forges, Swage Blocks, and Tools
http--www.atlasmetal.com- metals for sculpture in Denver
Peelcoat- Melting Tanks for wax and low-melt metals
BCS - Budget Casting Supply for crucibles, tongs, and other casting needs
Ashland Chemical- makers of Linocure and other binders for sandcasting
Adolf's Pattern Shop,Inc. - Bringing Inovative Mold Alignment & Metal Filtering Systems to You!!
Little Powerhouse Air Hammer for chrome, plating,chrome moly applications
Porter Warner Locations- foundry supplies, etc.
Perry Supply foundry and general industrial supplies
J.F. McCaughin waxes clays, and investment casting supplies
BMG Metals, Inc. - Metals of various types
Tricor Metals - suppliers and fabricators of Titanium Zirconium and Tantalum
mini-lathe.com - a site dedicated to Asian 7x metal lathes
Industrial Furnaces and Burners From Johnson Gas Appliance
Beaumont Metalworks- belt Grinders, belt sanders for custom knife making and wood working
Midvale Foundry Products
Check CISA , the Casting Industry Suppliers Association, for metal casting, foundry machinery and supplies
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