Base level source - plastics, wood, nuts and bolts

Links to primary sources of hardware and other materials for the amateur scientist for assembly and operation of a fusion system. General useful supplies for the experimenter are also allowed. Make title specific to the URL supplied with any needed information.
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Base level source - plastics, wood, nuts and bolts

Post by Richard Hull » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:51 pm

I have nothing here to offer on plastics, but will create the topic heading. I do have a fabulous source on attachment hardware (nuts and bolts).

Bolt depot is my only source for such hardware. You can save on bulk buys (100) about 40-80% over going to Loews, Home Depot or many local hardware stores and buying most any bolt or screw.

https://www.boltdepot.com/catalog.aspx? ... 4TEALw_wcB

Regarding plastics. I and many others who are in bigger cities can easily find a local plastics dealer. Check your hometown first! Here, I use Piedmont Plastics and go pick my custom cut order up. (no shipping costs).
they are all over the U.S.

https://www.piedmontplastics.com/?gclid ... 15EALw_wcB

Another one in 20 cities is Professional Plastics.

https://www.professionalplastics.com/?g ... n0EALw_wcB

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Re: Base level source - plastics, wood, nuts and bolts

Post by Nicolas Krause » Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:23 pm

For plastics I've had good service from the following supplier
https://www.redwoodplastics.com/
I was able to pick up in person from their location while I was in Edmonton.

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Re: Base level source - plastics, wood, nuts and bolts

Post by Mark Rowley » Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:31 pm

TAP Plastics here in the west coast. Especially the California Bay Area. However, it’s important to note that Amazon and eBay suppliers may be more cost effective. If you can’t wait, TAP can fill an order in 10 minutes while you’re at their store.

https://www.tapplastics.com/

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