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Here is a hodge-podge collection of helpful metal working links, organized by resources, related associations, and companies that in some way contribute to the well being of the industry.  We hope you find the resources useful; we certainly do! If you know of something valuable we are missing, just let us know. Also, if you are interested in our steel bar or hot rolled steel products, feel free to contact us.



Aluminium Reference Book

Metal Spinning Tutorial



Blacksmith’s Gazette

Bob Powell’s Seattle-area Metalworking Resources

MIT elementary machining tutorial

Bob Shores’ Small Gas Engines


Bolt grade chart

My Metal-spinning Lathe

C.A.Jewett’s Patternmaking Chest

Paint Color Listing

Casting Forum

Pat’s Metalwork Links

Charlie Gallo’s carbide page

PM Research

Charlie Gallo’s metalworking page

Polishing Tumbler Made from a Tire

Backyard Metal Casting

Precision Scraping

Don Campbell’s Models (Worth a look)

Propane forge

Dura Fix Aluminum Welding

Rollie’s Dad’s Method of Lathe Alignment

Eamonn Keogh’s Engine Turning Page (Good)

Ron Ginger’s Page

Frank Hoose’s Mini Lathe Page

Metal Web News

Gauge Wire Diameters

Sherline Products

Guide to Tool Steel and Heat Treatment


Guy Lautard’s Site

South Bend Users’ Group

Hobby Mechanics, Brisbane Au

Speed and feed chart

Home-built DRO

Steam in the Garden Magazine

How to Make Springs (Useful)

The Copper Page

Iron Conservation

The Engineman’s Models (Exceptional!)

Jacobs Chuck, How to Service

The Making of a Rifled Barrel (Excellent)

James P. Riser Machinery Page

The Practical Machinist (Outstanding)

James Riser Metal Spinning

The Razor Edge Book of Sharpening

Materail Property Data

The Shed (Foundry, babbit, machining)

Kevin Ferguson’s Toolpost

Tony’s Precision Scraping Page


Wild Bill’s Fun With Molten Metal

Machine Tool Historical Archive


Machining Resources


Magnolia Metal Bearing Book



Manufacturing Associations


Home Metal Shop Club

ISO 17025 (Guide 25)

Home Workshop Sales (UK)

MHIA, Material Handling Industry of America

Metal Shapers Association

MDNA, Machinery Dealers National Association

AEE, Association of Energy Engineers

Michigan Quality Council

AFE, Association for Facilities Engineering

NACE International, The Corrosion Society

AIAA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

NADCA, North American Die Casting Association

TMA, Tooling & Manufacturing Association

NAM, National Association of Manufacturers

AMT, The Association for Manufacturing Technology

NCEMT, National Center for Excellence in Metalworking Technology

ANSI National Standards Systems Network

NCMS, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

APQC, American Productivity & Quality Center

NFPA, National Fluid Power Association

ASHRAE, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc.

NIST, National Institute of Standards & Technology

ASM International

NSF International, Public Health & Safety Company

ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

NTMA, The National Tooling & Machining Association

ASNT, American Society for Nondestructive Testing

OCF, Open Channel Foundation

ASQ, American Society for Quality

OSHA, Occupational Safety & Health Administration

AWS, American Welding Society

PMA, Precision Metalforming Association

Best Manufacturing Practices

PMPA, Precision Machined Products Association

Center for Quality at Eastern Michigan University

The Powder Coating Institute

USCTI, The United States Cutting Tool Institute

RAC, Reliability Analysis Center, Department of Defense

Chicago Manufacturing Center

SAE, Society of Automotive Engineers

Environmental Protection Agency

SAMPE, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA)

SME, Society of Manufacturing Engineers

ISO 9000 Information

SMMA, Small Motors & Motion Association

IEEE, The Insutitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Society of Automotive Engineers

Institute of Industrial Engineers

SPE, Society of Plastics Engineers

ISA – The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society





Alyn Foundry


Apple Rubber Products Inc.

Jay-Cee Sales & Rivet

Barnhill Bolt Company

Jose’s Machining Info & Tooling

Baycom (Machinist supplies)

JW Harris (Solder, brazing, fluxes, etc)

Bayshore Metals

KBC Tools, Inc.

Beaumont Metals (Belt sander plans)

Kerr Products ( (Investment casting supplies)

Boca Bearings

Kindt-Collins (Casting cupplies)

Boeing Surplus

Little Machine Shop

Boker’s Inc. Washers and Spacers

Lost Creek Machine

Boston Gear

Thomas Net

Brownells Gunsmithing Supply

Maryland Metrics

Budget Casting Supply

McMaster-Carr (Huge selection)

ByVideo (NAMES & PRIME videos)

Meridian Machinery

California Metal-X

Metal Lathes Accessories (Great products)

Centaur Forge Blacksmith Supply

Metco Supply

Cole’s Power Models

Morrison and Marvin Engine Works

Contneti Crucibles

New England Brass & Tool

Creative Casting Co.

OMW Metalcrafts

Custom Tool & Machine

Online Metals Market

Dealers Electric Motor

Parker Steel (Metric size metals)

Dermer & Ernst Precision Machine

Jet Equipment & Tools

Doug’s Machine Shop

Rio Grande Jewelery Sup. (Lost wax, etc.)

Rivers Metal Products, Inc.

Euclid’s Elements (Kilns)

Shapiro Supply

Far West Materials (Foundry supplies)

South Bend Lathe

Fournier Enterprises (Auto sheet metal)

Starrett Tools

Harbor Freight

Stuart Marshall (Foundry)

Hemingway Kits

The Logan Actuator Co.

Hern Iron Works

Titanium Metal Supply

Industrial Metal Supply Co.

Metal Mart

Crest Fastners

MSC Industrial Supply