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This forum is intended for users to share places/vendors/surplus centers etc., to visit of machining/metalworking interest. Please be sure to list Name of the venue, City & State, Operating hours, a review and a web link if possible. The intent is so that those planning a trip or visiting your area might be interested in visiting!

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Fender
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No posts here?

Post by Fender » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:05 am

Maybe people want to keep their shopping locations secret, just like their favorite fishing spots? :mrgreen:
I just moved to TN, so don't have any favorite places yet.
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warmstrong1955
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Post by warmstrong1955 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:15 am

A lot of live in places where there are no local places for machinery, tooling, or raw materials.
Everything I get is 'imported'.

Should note, that Enco & MSC are only 125 miles away....but it's a warehouse....no browsing....

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SteveHGraham
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Post by SteveHGraham » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:09 am

Down here we have a couple of Cuban guys who tried to sell me a demolished Bridgeport for almost five grand.
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Post by Jawn » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:58 am

Not in my area, but I like Harry Epstein's.

http://store.harryepstein.com/

More general purpose tools than machinist stuff, but good stuff mostly.

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Post by Rick » Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:38 pm

The guys in our club (North Georgia Live Steamers ) seem to like to shop at the scrap bins at my business. Price is right, free, and I get to talk trains while at work. Everyone wins :)
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Post by Jawn » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:40 pm

Rick wrote:The guys in our club (North Georgia Live Steamers ) seem to like to shop at the scrap bins at my business. Price is right, free, and I get to talk trains while at work. Everyone wins :)
Hey, can I shop in those scrap bins sometime? :lol:

Half kidding, I don't get to Stone Mountain often.

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Post by Bill C » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:07 pm

Several good hardware stores in Pensacola, Florida. Downtown is home to the hundred-year old Pensacola Hardware, who carries everything from small taps to stainless steel rod to cutting oil to high end kitchen supplies that make great gifts to big green eggs.

The north side of town has a great locally-owned Ensley Ace Hardware on Old Palafox plus Reynolds' True Value at 9 Mile Road and Highway 29. If you need small fasteners, try Bobes (pronounced beau-bees) Hobby House on 9 Mile Road near Harbor Freight. Tractor Supply is across the street near Reynolds...

What a great town...

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Rick
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Post by Rick » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:15 pm

Hey Jawn
Come on down, shop is actually in Conyers right near the NGLS track.
Rick

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Post by thegallery » Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:42 pm

I am in Decatur GA and have not found a good junk, used, recycled shop in 15 years. There used to be a Job shop over on Moreland Ave. in Little Five Points but they went out of business years ago. I am open to any ideas. Rick, where are you in Stone Mountain? What do you have? You can see the kind for stuff I do at: www.thekilmerplace.com

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Post by Rick » Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:20 pm

Hey thegallery. The shop is in Conyers, I live in Stone Mountain near the old Stone Mountain airport and thats where we started the business hench the name of the company Stone Mountain Tool. We have alum and steel drops... bar, structural etc what are you looking for ?
Rick

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Post by thegallery » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:54 am

I am always looking for small drop short pieces of cold rolled rounds and flats. I will try to stop out someday and see what you have. Since I am retired I have lots of time. Thanks for the reply. Arlo

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Post by revrnd » Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:54 pm

Since Wholesale Tool closed their location in Indy, is there any similar retail stores in the area?

The reason I ask is I'm in the area each Labour Day weekend for the US Nationals (drag racing). If I can do some shopping while I'm in the area it would be great. I know of some shops in the Detroit area when we pass thru on our way, but dragging a travel trailer around isn't conducive to shopping.

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