View Full Version : Billet Aluminumn Procurement

06-01-2012, 10:54 PM
I like using that word billet here..Anyhow tonight picked up 6 feet of 8 inch diameter 6061 T6 Condition BILLET Aluminumn for $110 dollars man i feel good. Got some more projects planned for it , Im not sure what it goes for in the stores but I feel I got a good deal and will be making some chiops. Later Mike

06-01-2012, 10:59 PM

Is it aircraft grade billet?;)

06-01-2012, 11:19 PM
Can't wait to see those billet chiops :)

06-01-2012, 11:19 PM
Wow! Just think of all the custom golf cart wheels you could make with that. :cool:

06-01-2012, 11:55 PM
Pfft.........I have billet aluminum siding on my house.


Forrest Addy
06-01-2012, 11:58 PM
Wow! Just think of all the custom golf cart wheels you could make with that. :cool:

Isn't "custom" spelled with a "K"?

Yeah boy!! Be the first kid on your block to own his very own kustom, full race, competetion ready, limited slip, hard anodized, hi-traction, dyno tested, aircraft quality, billet, golf cart wheels blister packed for your convenience. Way kool!!

Wish I had a need for some of the bargains that come my way. In 2003 I was offered a 68 Rolls-Royce minus the engine and transmission for $800. It had bullet holes in it and no papers. An old friend tried to give me a 17 year old horse his daughter had out-grown. I was once offered a share of a gold claim in Alaska that I understand did quite well. My owning even a pittance would have been the kiss of death for the whole enterprise. Another old fellow phoned to ask me if I wanted a machine table. I hedged, "Maybe, what's it like" "I'll bring it." An hour later he came by with his brothers heavy hauler with an 8ft x 32 ft planer table on it. It was an over-license load for his rig and he wanted to dispose of it before the law woke up and ticketed him or without having to re-license. I have a life full of roads I'm happy to have not traveled.

Anyway, good score on the aluminum. Wish I had a foot of it to make some step pulleys for the turret mill.

06-02-2012, 12:04 AM
This is a Gloat as in You Suck! Now it's official! Great find!

06-02-2012, 12:09 AM
It's all well and good til you find the bandsaw only goes to 6"

06-02-2012, 12:15 AM
whats ya makin with it Mikey? did you carry that puppy home on your motorcycle? :D

06-02-2012, 12:43 AM
I just looked on line and you only paid $1500.00 under retail. So I guess that is a BIG you suck. :-)

Jaakko Fagerlund
06-02-2012, 02:44 AM
Pics or it didn't happen :D

John Stevenson
06-02-2012, 05:41 AM
But did you get the spec sheets with it ? or it's no good :D

As an aside I needed a short piece of 1 1/2" alloy bar for a job the other day, looked all over the rack and found one full bar of 1 1/4" and a short bar of the same so though I'd mis ordered a while ago.

Went up the road to the aerospace company to scrounge a bit, only needed a 6" piece. They had an 8"piece on the shelf they gave me but it had 7 [ no joke ] sheets of paper attached to it for spec, use, do not swallow, etc No wonder aerospace stuff costs so much given they have to keep track of all this paperwork.

Thursday was looking for a bit of 2" steel on the rack and guess what, found a full bar of 1 1/2" alloy, faith in my memory has been restored which is more than I can say for my stock holding :(

06-02-2012, 05:50 AM
But did you get the spec sheets with it ? or it's no good :D

You only get spec sheets if it's aircraft billet :)

Nice score!

06-02-2012, 06:30 AM
You only get spec sheets if it's aircraft billet :)

Nice score!
does that make it able to fly :-)


06-02-2012, 08:07 AM
You ought to feel good if you can lift 360# bar. Big U suk!
To be just you should get a 1099 for the difference between price paid and
commercial price.... :)

06-02-2012, 08:42 AM
That's a beauty chunk of aluminum for that price!! Yipppeeee!:eek:

06-02-2012, 05:53 PM
does that make it able to fly :-)


I don't think you can trow that chunk to make it fly far. Wish I had a pc like that!

06-02-2012, 06:41 PM
Yes, you suck
Send your karma down this way

06-02-2012, 09:27 PM
does that make it able to fly :-)


It will be able to fly for sure. Probably have to check it though. I don't think you will be able to carry it onboard, although last time I flew I think some of my fellow passengers carried some things about that size on.