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  1. #11
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    I was out jogging this morning, and people were already putting their bulky trash out on the curb -- tomorrow must be our once-a-month "bulky item" pick up day. Saw some old stainless steel counter top being dumped. Now if I can only (a) get my lazy a$$ in my car, and (b) remember which street it was on before someone else takes it...

  2. #12
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    I got a bud with a scrap yard and I snag a few pieces from there when they are nice but I also source a lot of sheet metal, custom shapes, microwave covers are very useful, appliances have extensive sheet fabrication and nice finish work, saves a ton on paint. Office furniture has a lot of fab work, lots of bent rectangular tubing, nice if you can cut it from scrap vs needing the tooling to fabricate it. I made some machine covers a while back I need to get a couple pics of, saves a ton of time and material.
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  3. #13
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    I look for stuff I can find where the major work has been done for me and modify. I found this cart, all alum, very well built. I since added hangers and still need to add a shelf.
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  4. #14
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    This table was a free deal, very nice, all the wheels worked and even has a shelf underneath. The top is a lid from an old freezer and the screw tray an electric fixture with plates tacked in. Didn't really buy any materials or do substantial work.
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  5. #15
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    im pushing jobs all the time and i get 2-300 lbs of scrap steel every month. i got about 5-6000 lbs on a trailer now and im adding to it daily. i tack all the pieces on and its getting very heavy. helps to be ironworker

  6. #16
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    just this past Friday the local steel co. was having a big cleaning out of the shop and painting/remodeling. some of the guys in the shop where they cut steel told me a week ago. . . I volunteered to help with the clean up but they said No, for safety reasons . then I asked could I get some steel, they gladly said yes. take all you want of the cut pieces anything under 20 foot long pieces would be sent off for scrap. . . I loaded down my truck and and the guy told me 25 dollars . wow
    they needed to get rid of it and I wanted it . . . right place right time

    all those guys are great to me

    ............ Richard

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    Every industrial type plant usually has a scrap metal bin around back,that is where i usually get mine.You can usually get some very large pieces of nice metal but you usually have to ask for permission first.

  8. #18
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    "broke neck scooter tramp" I am going to use that if you don't mind.

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