Anyone know were to get cheap steel in Chicago?

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Forum topic by JMB posted 05-03-2009 01:56 AM 2465 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-03-2009 01:56 AM

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This forum has been very helpful with my woodworking related questions. Perhaps you can help me with a non-wood related question.

I am guessing your first question is, “why is he asking about metal on a site about woodworking?” Well, I am guessing that a lot of you guys are like me, you don’t just do woodworking. I am the do-it-yourselfer from hell. I weld, I build furniture, I work on bicycles and motorcycles, the list goes on… I am sure you also find it necessary to weld or re-machine some broken bits off of one of your woodworking tools at least once a month. So I am guessing there must be someone out there on this site who loves the smell of melting carbon steel just as much as walnut sawdust in the morning, and might be able to help me.

So, If any of you live in the Chicago area, and know where to get some cheap metal, Please let me know. Cheers.


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#1 posted 05-03-2009 02:06 AM

Check out craigslist. I’ve seen steel distributors offering wholesale prices on there the last few weeks.

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#2 posted 05-18-2009 04:11 AM


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