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Topic: Help Wanted: I need a metal worker...
Message: Posted by: Bryan Gilles (Dec 2, 2006 09:53PM)
I'm looking for a metal worker to fabricate a small metal chute for finger rings, coins, etc. to pass through... I'd like to use it with a "Strong Box" type of effect. It isn't too big of a chute (3-1/2 to 4 inches max) and made from aluminum or stainless.

If you can help me, please PM me and I will send you the drawings I've compiled for this project... We can negotiate a price as well...

Thanks,
Bryan Gilles
Message: Posted by: Bryan Gilles (Dec 3, 2006 12:08PM)
It really doesn't have to be fancy looking as it will be hidden from sight, so if your welding isn't top-of-the-line, that's alright!

-Bryan
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Dec 3, 2006 01:24PM)
Check the phone book for pre-fab welding shops. Maybe sheet metal would work better. Check sheet metal shops. This was how I built my levitation!

Best
Ray
Message: Posted by: Bryan Gilles (Dec 3, 2006 01:34PM)
I've called around locally; however, most of the shops require a $45.00 per hour fee. I was hoping to find someone (more of a hobbiest) to help me out.

I've also looked into air conditioner shops as they fab a lot of metal as well!

-Bryan
Message: Posted by: leapinglizards (Dec 3, 2006 01:39PM)
http://discountsteel.com/ they probably already have a tube the size you need, and can cut it to lengths. They also do fabrication work, and their prices have pleased me on many occasions.
Message: Posted by: Bryan Gilles (Dec 3, 2006 01:50PM)
Thank you "LeapingLizards" I sent them an email with my specs. Until I hear back from them, I'm still searching for some help...

-Bryan
Message: Posted by: m.ruetz (Dec 9, 2006 10:08AM)
This doesn't sound too complicated especially if appearance if not a big issue. I would imagine you can do this yourself out of sheet metal. Pick up a book on sheet metal working. Sheet metal can be soldered rather than welded so that no expensive equipment is needed. Th skills you learn from this project will be useful on future ones as well.
Message: Posted by: Lucky13 (Dec 9, 2006 01:56PM)
Just stumbled onto this post...I am an ironworker and metal fabricator that lives in Orange County...shoot me a PM and we can discuss this....would be happy to help you out if you still need it...

Alan
Message: Posted by: Bill Rubie (Dec 20, 2006 02:55PM)
Maybe you could try a High School that has a shop class. Or a Community College.
Message: Posted by: mkiger (Dec 20, 2006 08:39PM)
Hobby shops sell sheet brass angles and sheets. You could epoxy or solder the seams.
Message: Posted by: Bryan Gilles (Dec 22, 2006 12:03AM)
Thanks for all the help on this guys... I had a fellow Café member help me with this. It turned out beautifully! I can't wait to start using it in the routine...

-Bryan
Message: Posted by: Lucky13 (Dec 23, 2006 12:31PM)
Glad you like it Bryan....talk to you soon...

Alan
Message: Posted by: Dr. Solar (Dec 24, 2006 01:17AM)
Hi Bryan,

I'll make it for you. PM me and we can talk. I'll call you if you send me your number. There are many ways we can go sbout it. It is really sad that these types of construction are so limited due to schools discontinuing shop classes.

Dr. Solar
Message: Posted by: Father Photius (Jan 1, 2007 08:23PM)
I want to second the suggestion about a high school or local community college shop class. I learned metal work in a high school shop class, but as anyone in that line of work can tell you , it takes a lot of expensive speciality tools and a pretty good size shop to use them in. I have successfully turned more than once to the local high school shop teacher with my plans and have found them more than willing to do some top quality work for you at a very reasonable price. Teachers aren't the best paid profession, and a little side change always comes in handy.