Sourcing Materials

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Occasionally the most difficult barrier to overcome when undertaking a new project is finding the things you need. Here's a list of materials sources and vendors that TinkerMillians have found useful.

Aluminum[edit]

Alreco
11299 Brighton Rd.
Henderson, CO 80640
(303) 287-7210
No official website

Steel[edit]

Longmont Welding
145 Pratt St.
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 776-1212

http://www.longmontwelding.com/


Wagner Welding Supply
10 Gay St.
Longmont, CO 80501
(855) 371-8676
https://wagnerweldingsupply.com


Base and Precious[edit]

Rio Grande
Special pricing available for purchases made by TinkerMill.
7500 Bluewater Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
(800) 545-6566
https://www.riogrande.com


Electronics and Components[edit]

SparkFun Electronics
Special pricing available for purchases made by TinkerMill.
6333 Dry Creek Parkway
Niwot, CO 80503
(303) 284-0979
https://www.sparkfun.com


Machine Shop Tooling[edit]

eBay Seller "perfectdeal_us"
Inexpensive lathe tooling.
eBay Shop: https://www.ebay.com/str/perfectdealusa
Recommended starter lathe tooling (5 pc 1/2" Indexable Carbide Set for $29.99): https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-pc-1-2-Lathe-Indexable-Carbide-Insert-Turning-Tooling-Bit-Holder-Set/192596761435

eBay Seller "veromoda-es"
Inexpensive lathe tooling
eBay Shop: https://www.ebay.com/usr/veromoda-es
Recommended starter lathe external threading tooling (1/2" Tool Holder with ten 16ER AG60 Threading Inserts): https://www.ebay.com/itm/153281995642

Plastics[edit]

Colorado Plastics
500 S. Arthur Ave.
Louisville, CO, 80027
1-800-398-9271 or 303-443-9271
4th Friday Remnant Sale
http://www.coloradoplastics.com/


Port Plastics
5150 Havana St
Denver, CO 80239
(303) 371-2976
Open 8-5 M-F
http://portplastics.com


Plasticare
4211 South Natches Court, Unit K
Englewood, Colorado 80110
(303) 781-1171
Open Monday- Friday 7:30 AM to 5 PM CLOSED WEEKENDS
https://www.plasticareinc.com/


Woodworking[edit]

Stan's Hardwood
617 1st Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 772-2418
Open Tue-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-3, Closed: Sun & Mon
http://www.longmonthardwood.com


Austin Hardwoods of Denver
975 W Mississippi Ave
Denver, CO 80223
(303) 733-1292
Open Mon-Fri 7:30 - 5:00, Sat 7:30-1:00, Closed: Sun
http://www.austinhardwoods.com/


Sears Trostel Lumber & Millwork
1500 Riverside Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 482-1928
Open Mon-Fri 7:30 - 5:30, Sat 8:30 - 4:00, Closed: Sun
https://sears-trostel.com/




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