Danjmath

Where to buy non-ferrous metals

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I recently had some fun making some quarter/50 cent mokume gane, and want to try making some with sheet metal.

Does anyone know of a good place to buy copper/brass/nickel/silver sheets? Everywhere I look seems to charge ridiculous prices over the value of the metal.

 

Thanks.

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Did you check out the big box stores?

They some times have brass and copper in the isles with the doors disguised as kick plates for the bottom of doors.  

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Check them with a magnet; many if not most of the modern brass kick plates are plated steel; now if you can find the old ones...

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I can find the metals online, but at prices that are unreasonable, especially the nickle and silver. Copper I have found a local fabricating shop that has them at reasonable prices.

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knife making section  has a supplier list

 

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