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Auctions and Shopping

Metal Finishing/Plating

Raw Materials

CNC

Foundry

Home pages

Gas Turbines

Hi-Tech

Software/CAD

Investment Casting

Tooling

General Model Engineer

Surplus Stuff

Electric Motors

Machine Tools (new)

Machine Tools (used)

 Radio Control

     

These links are fairly old, and honestly I do not have the time and energy to continually update them. I'll leave them posted for general interest, but you can expect dead links and possibly outdated information. Thanks!

Primary Resources:
MSC Industrial Supply - 100% stocking, fast delivery, 4000 page catalogue, the best.

Aaron's spot welders - perfect for gas turbine construction


Auctions and Shopping

eBay Auction Classifieds
Amazon Books
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Metal Finishing/Plating

A Brite Company
CASWELL electroplating in miniature
National Metal Finishing Resource Center Home Page
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Raw Materials

Exotic aerospace alloys
Fortal aluminum
Ingot Metal Company Limited
Metal Buyer's Mart (my favorite!)
Metal Supply list
OnLineMetals.com- The metal you need on the net
Principal Metals - Home
Reynolds Metal
BELMONT HOME PAGE
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Web Site!
MRO Industrial Distributor of Supplies, Tools and Metals (Nolan Supply)
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CNC General:

A Sherline CNC Milling Machine Conversion
Circuit Specialists, Inc -- Online Catalog
CNC Retro-Fit Links - a great set of links + CNC info
FlashCut CNC
MICROPROTO SYSTEMS
Robot Builder's Resources - Arrick robotics
Welcome to Ah-ha!
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Foundry

Foundry Step-by-Step - a How-to site which puts my foundry page to shame.
Alumilite (casting resin: GREAT for patterns)
Budget casting supply (Paul appears to have a neat and useful business going here)
American Foundrymen's Society
BELMONT HOME PAGE
Euclid's Kilns and Elements
FREEMAN foundry supplies
Mifco Home Page
My Backyard Foundry
Petrobond source
Rio Grande
www.paragonweb
PSH The Pottery Supply House
Duralite, Inc. -- Heating Elements
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CNC Ballscrews/Linear motion:

BALL SCREWS & ACTUATORS - HOME PAGE
Thomson Industries Inc, First in Linear Motion and Control Technology
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Investment Casting

Majestic Jewelers Jewelry Tools Table of Contents
salim
Westcast Jewelry Investment Products
Rio Grande (GET a catalogue!)
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CNC Controllers:

Mr. Bill's Servo Lite
Stepper Motor Controllers
DNC Electronics Ltd, U.K.
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Gas Turbines

Paul Jackson's KJ-66 - Lots of great info, .mpegs too!
AMT- Considered among the best ready-built small turbines for models
Wren Turbines - Offers compressors, diffusers, and turbine wheels
Mini Hobby - Electronics and parts for model gas turbines
Orbit Turbojet Electronic - Electronic controllers for small gas turbines
Boca Bearings - Ceramic bearings for gas turbines as well as regular bearings
KJ66 - Nice and proven kit turbines, parts, controllers, etc
Gas Turbine Builders Association - Contacts and forum for homebuilders... excellent!
Ram Microturbines
nt5 Nye Thermodynamics, these guys are great, fun reading.
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CNC Machines and Conversions:

CNC Conversions for SHERLINE Equipment - From the Sherline folks
Desktop 3 Axis CNC Micro Mill - based on the TAIG series of machines
Light Machines - if you got the $$ here it is!
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Machine Tools (New)

Blueridge Home Page
Campbell Tools|
Grizzly Home Page
Hardinge - Mmmmm, new HLV's
Welcome to Colchester Lathes
Bridgeport Machines, Inc
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CNC Software:

DesKam Win95 CNC software
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Machine Tools (Used)

Machinery Values Inc.
Meridian Machinery home page
Action Machinery Co.
Astra Tool Company (Bought my Hardinge here)
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CNC Stepper Motors, instructions/theory:

Jones on Stepping Motors - A god place for beginning theory
The CNC Programming Page - A resource for tutorials
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Hi-Tech

Small Parts - wonderful source of, well, small parts. Tubing, fasteners, gears, etc
TechAmerica Home Page - Electronics
WireTronic - Need to make coils?
ExpressPCB - PC board layout software and low cost board manufacturing service
Welcome to JDR Microdevices!
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Tooling

MSC
Tooling Systems Division - Universal Microbore Cushman Microset
Miniature Thread Specialists - Tap and Die Holders
Albrecht Precision Drill Chucks
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General Model Engineer

Hemingway Workshop Accessories Catalogue
METAL WEB NEWS
METALWORKING.COM - Home page
MODEL ENGINEERING - Home Page
Model Engineering and Home Shop Web
Reeves
Guy Lautard's Web Site
Lee Hodgson - Radial Aircraft engine plans and castings
Conley Precision Engines, Inc - Beautiful 1/4-scale auto engines
Replica Engines Products, Quarter Scale, Functional Model Engines
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Surplus Stuff

Project Kits
All Electronics Corporation
American Science and Surplus
Boeing Surplus Property Disposition
Electronics info page
Hi-Tech Electronic Surplus
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Home Pages

Glen Bond: Glen is designing a two-cylinder, horizontally opposed four-cycle aero-engine, c/w castings. He has posted some prints for the engine online too.
Bob Shores: Bob has some excellent resources, including plans for several original engines, and the best book on small ignitions and coils I have found.
Lee Hodgson: distributes excellent plans and castings for this radial and others as well.
Ron Colonna: will sell you plans for his 270 Offy. Check out his site, it is superb, with excellent photos.
Chuck Fellows Metal Working Home Page
Michael's Shop-built mill - If you need inspiration for any home-built machine tool, here it is!
Guillermo (Spain) - A real tool junkie after my own heart, Guillermo has an informative and fun site, with some excellent information on smaller, hobby machine tools
Tauseef's Site, GREATNESS! R/C choppers, lots of CNC stuff, very entertaining and informative.
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Electric Motors

Danfoss
Dealers Electric Motor Home Page
New Creations R/C
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Software/CAD

FastCad EasyCad by Evolution Computing Inc
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Radio Control Accesories

Tower Hobbies
EMS Jomar - Accessories for radios
McDaniel R/C - More electronics
New Creations R/C - electric flight