[757labs] Fwd: Hampton Roads electronics flea market?
trevorl.salad at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 17:40:24 EST 2011
I really hate getting gouged on shipping on Ebay though. I'm using Misumi
for my MendelMax build.
They'll cut to length with no minimums... 420mm alu t-slot for $2.39/ea.
There is something to be said for local resources though. I have a habit of
losing focus on project X when I have to wait a week for something to ship
to me, which is why I'm collecting all the parts for my mendel before I
start throwing it together.
On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 5:24 PM, <telmnstr at 757.org> wrote:
> That's a good idea, having engineered materials. It would be great to be
>> able to run to the swapmeet/tech exchange and pick up some custom cut
>> lengths of aluminum t-slot.
> Chances are you aren't going to find much aluminum tslot like that.
> Ebay is an okay source.
> If you're willing to roadtrip, I have a mathod I found to get some cheap
> but it might involve long road trips.
> I've contacted every scrap yard in the area that I could. Only one has a
> public lot where you can look around, and I only ever found a single piece
> there. They said they had a mountain of it, but it was all gone. Most
> likely it was stolen/abandoned/walked off from the Ford plant when it shut
> I had a lead on a factory that was made of the stuff but word came back
> that the owner (Bosch) was shipping everything back overseas.
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