This blog is intended for UWM students enrolled in Assistant Professor Frankie Flood Advanced Jewelry & Metalsmithing courses in the Jewelry & Metalsmithing area. In this course students will investigate the role of the one of kind object in a society dominated by mass produced objects and the signi´Čücance of being a maker in contemporary society who works within the craft medium of metal.

Friday, September 11, 2009

metals sources

Here are some of the links that I mentioned in the first week of class:
http://www.lindsaybks.com/
Source for various old out of print metal working books. Home of the Dave Gingery books I mentioned in class. Various topics of books include metalworking, automobiles, living off of the grid, casting, etc. make sure to order a free catalog while you're there.


http://www.onlinemetals.com/
This site is good for ordering small amounts of metals. They have starter packs that have various sizes/gauge of metal that seem reasonably priced. I have not compared prices with other sources, but the convenience of ordering is maybe worth any price difference.

http://www.speedymetals.com/
Metals source in New Berlin.

Additional information that might be of use:

is a link to Small Parts http://www.smallparts.com/
catalog request: http://www.smallparts.com/Forms/Catalog%20Request%20form.htm
They are a supplier of precision tools, metals, and parts. They have specialty metals, bearing, micro bolts, and tools suited for the metalsmith, jeweler, or small scale engineer. I order most of my micro bolts from here. They are one of the few suppliers of stainless micro bolts.

Another interesting supplier is Reactive Metals http://www.reactivemetals.com/
They sell niobium, titanium, and pnp products. They also sell micro bolts as well but they are brass bolts that are sold raw or coated.

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