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Old 03-12-2017, 02:52 PM
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I have a metal basket in the shop into which I toss remnants of jobs. Forging, machining, CNC cutting, fabricating, welding, punching, turning...
Most of the stuff is first run of a big jobs (which aren't 100% perfect), or excess made because it is easy to make spares, but harder to make a single later. I call it my blacksmiths scrap bin. Literally 100s of work, but the jobs are long enough past that I don't need spares.
Cleaning out the overflowing piles today. Just filled several drums with shorts for the scrap yard. Most of my scrap would rival the average hobbyists resources. The scrap is all new steel, mostly 3' or less, but some as long as 8', just sizes I don't use.
Probably going to run through the shorts area and eliminate anything under 5' next (excluding flat bar, Dom, special stuff)
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Old 03-12-2017, 03:26 PM
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:43 PM
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Wow, the scrap you are pitching is about all I have for my hobby needs. Too bad you are not my neighbor, I'd gladly pay you the scrap price and haul it home.
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:55 PM
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Wow, the scrap you are pitching is about all I have for my hobby needs. Too bad you are not my neighbor, I'd gladly pay you the scrap price and haul it home.


Sounds like a vacation trip coming up to test new camper and repaired truck! SFT get together in AZ and some extra weight to keep truck on the ground on the way back is a bonus!


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Old 03-12-2017, 07:55 PM
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Sounds like a vacation trip coming up to test new camper and repaired truck! SFT get together in AZ and some extra weight to keep truck on the ground on the way back is a bonus!


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I just may do that in the coming years.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:24 PM
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hmmmmmm...you are almost my neighbor. And I need to visit Surprise soon to see my Dad. But do I really need to add more to my several ton pile? hmmmmm.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:37 PM
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as soon as you haul it off, your gonna need some of those pieces. BTDT.
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:30 AM
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Nice pile. If you were nearly I'd cheerfully beat the scrap man and save you the hauling.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:38 AM
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I was thinking of begging our members to send me some flat rate boxes of smaller irregular scraps, the more irregular the better.
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Say it ain't so.. Work must be really good to be sending bars to scrap.. Or your a corporation looking for a tax right off..

When I start getting lots of shorts like that I start looking at uses so I can use it up..
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