Thursday, July 19, 2012

(not) Marine stores: Online Metals

Another of my favorite (non) marine stores is Online Metals. One of the coolest things about this outfit is that they specialize in shipping small quantities of materials to you, although I have not made use of this service since they are (so very fortunately!) local - just off Nickerson, across the Ballard Bridge.

Although their name is "Online Metals", it is important to note that they also sell plastics.  I ordered a 12" x 24" x 1/2" sheet of UHMW polyethylene for making Ray's permanent home from them, but I have also bought brass rod for making sea rails, and other things.

Since they apparently deliver world-wide, this outfit may be of interest to the world-wide collection of folks who read this blog.  If you use Online Metals and are located outside the United States, please add a comment telling of the service they provided.
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captnmike said...

I have used online metals several times - plastic and fiberglass sheets through the catalog and various metals from their Ballard location - they have a large selection of short (about 10 inches long) assorted metal shapes if you need a piece just a few inches long - nice people - the short cut ends are quite cheap

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