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Old 09-05-2016, 19:31   #1
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Where To Buy Aluminum Bar Stock In Western Washington?

i have to build some frames for windows for pilothouse. i am going to go AL. Any suggestions as to where to get bar, rect tube, and sq tube AL in western washington in reasonable lengths? 6061 and 6063 are both needed. thanks.
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Re: where to buy aluminum bar stock in western washington?

I live in a small town in north Florida and the local welding shops have some stock or can get it.

You can also order just about anything you want from Online Metal Store | Small Quantity Metal Orders | Metal Cutting, Sales & Shipping | Buy Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Stainless | Metal Product Guides at OnlineMetals.com. I've used them for a couple of things and was reasonably satisfied. Only suggestion, ask them about the finish and surface of any metal that will be visible. Some of the SS stock I bought was a rough finish but in my use it didn't matter.
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Re: where to buy aluminum bar stock in western washington?

McMaster-Carr is the go to place for anything industrial: McMaster-Carr Not necessarily the cheapest, but their online catalog and robust search function within the catalog makes finding things that you are not sure the name of very easy.
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i have to build some frames for windows for pilothouse. i am going to go AL. Any suggestions as to where to get bar, rect tube, and sq tube AL in western washington in reasonable lengths? 6061 and 6063 are both needed. thanks.
There are several good suppliers in Seattle can't think of names off hand but I will post them later when I get home to my Rolodex. I'm in Tacoma
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i have to build some frames for windows for pilothouse. i am going to go AL. Any suggestions as to where to get bar, rect tube, and sq tube AL in western washington in reasonable lengths? 6061 and 6063 are both needed. thanks.
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I have had good results with Speedy Metals. They have all shapes and alloys, and will cut to order if you prefer.

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Re: where to buy aluminum bar stock in western washington?

InterwestMetals.com - Tacoma Metals, Aluminum, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Machine Shop Supplier Metals - Metal Supermarkets Tacoma/Lakewood
These two come to mind here in tacoma
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Google Al bar stock
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Try Alaskan Copper ( Alaskan Copper & Brass Company and Alaskan Copper Works ) in Seattle.
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Everett steel carries a large selection and will cut to length for you.
Just good business!
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Re: where to buy aluminum bar stock in western washington?

Try Interwest Metals, hwy 99, Fife,WA
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Metal Supermarkets Portland
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Re: where to buy aluminum bar stock in western washington?

There will be several suppliers of what you need in Spokane, any welding shop will be able to direct you to a small piece supplier.
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Re: where to buy aluminum bar stock in western washington?

Way up north in Bellingham we use Carlson Steel Works, they're on Grant St. We have found them to have everything we need, good prices and very helpful.
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Re: where to buy aluminum bar stock in western washington?

Aluminum versus saltwater...wait, I've seen that movie.
Typically you would want the finished product (after all welding or machining) to be anodized in order to prevent corrosion problems, regardless of the alloy. Or, powder coated or otherwise protected.
For the long term, I can't help thinking that stainless steel is the better choice for this application. A lot less work on the finishing to pursue.
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