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Old 17-07-2020, 01:58 PM
Saturnine (Jeff)
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Went there this morning and they have a full rack of offcuts. Pretty cool. They're cheaper than capral and ulrich as well. And they carry 6061. The same shop in Smeaton Grange doesn't do offcuts though. I had rung them last week and crossed Action Aluminium off the list. Lucky you told me about that other shop in Smithfield.

The bloke gave me a full catalogue but I already spotted some of the bits I could use in the racks. And they can cut to size if needed.
That is very handy information to know about, may be worth a visit for a browse of the offcuts rack if I happen to be in the area.
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Old 22-07-2020, 03:40 PM
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Multiweb, thanks again for that link, I just ordered a 5 kg bag from them, figured I might as well make it worthwhile. I had been trying to find somewhere that sold the offcuts for a while, as most of the things I make seem to require smallish bits of ally, so this should last me.
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Old 25-07-2020, 07:10 PM
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Good stuff.

Another good source of cheap brass that seems to machine quite well is the plumbing aisle in bunnings. Those plugs, reducers and water/gaz fittings come in all sizes and shapes and are cheap as chips.
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Old 29-07-2020, 10:51 AM
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My aly arrived yesterday. Postage wasn't exactly cheap to Adelaide but I ordered 5 kg and because they packed the little box with as much as they could I actually got 6 kg. This should last me a long time.
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Old 30-07-2020, 11:04 AM
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Sorry Richard only just noticed you were in adelaide, if you need more or bigger all sizes and grades of ally, brass , stainless etc. round, square, flat, sheet offcuts. Surman metals at Greenfields has offcut racks of all sorts which I use regularly. Cash is king for small amounts otherwise its 30 dollar minimum for card and receipt.
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Old 31-07-2020, 08:44 AM
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Bugger! Oh well, now I know where to go for other bits, thanks mate.
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