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====Components====
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{{Overview}}
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This page lists suppliers for various materials, components, consumables, tools etc. For electronics see [[Suppliers - Electronics]].
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== Health and Safety ==
  
 
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! Supplier
 
! Supplier
! Free Shipping?
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! Location
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! Examples
 
! Notes
 
! Notes
 
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| [http://www.futurlec.com/ Futurlec]
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| [https://www.thesafetysupplycompany.co.uk  The Safety Supply Company]
| No
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| Wembley, UK
| Good supplier, very cheap SMD to DIP converter's which are useful for prototyping.
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| [https://www.thesafetysupplycompany.co.uk/p/244807/beeswift-stealth-safety-spectacle-glasses---clear-hard-coated-lens---conforms-to-en1661f---be-ctas.html Beeswift Stealth Safety Glasses]
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| [http://uk.rs-online.com/web/ RS Components]
 
| No
 
| Not always the cheapest, but you can collect from a trade counter.
 
 
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| [http://uk.farnell.com/ Farnell]
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| [https://www.thesafetysupplycompany.co.uk  The Safety Supply Company]
| Yes
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| Wembley, UK
| Larger selection than RS and free shipping, however there is a minimum order to qualify.
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| [https://www.thesafetysupplycompany.co.uk/p/9060673/warrior---value-clear-plastic-coverspecs--overspecs---safety-glasses---conforms-to-en1661f---mm-0115cs.html Warrior - Value Clear Plastic Coverspecs]
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| [http://www.digikey.co.uk/ Digikey]
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| [https://www.thesafetysupplycompany.co.uk The Safety Supply Company]
| Yes
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| Wembley, UK
| Even larger selection than Farnell and free shipping on orders over £50.
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| [https://www.thesafetysupplycompany.co.uk/p/8612705/jsp-olympus-ffp2-valved-foldflat-disposable-mask---ergonomically-shaped---conforms-to-en1492001a12009-nepa-n95---single---js-beb120-101-000-.html JSP Olympus FFP2 Valved FoldFlat Disposable Mask]
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| [http://www.ebay.co.uk/ eBay]
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| [[Prescription Safety Glasses|eyecareplans.co.uk]]
| Varies
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| UK
| Always a good place to start, direct access to Chinese sellers without the risk.
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| Nottinghack has set up with Boots Opticians to allow members to get [[Prescription Safety Glasses]]
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====Tools====
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== Wood ==
 
 
[http://circuitspecialists.eu/ Circuit Specialists] - Soldering equipment, blackjack range is very good for the price.
 
 
 
====Wholesale Chinese Suppliers====
 
 
 
[http://www.ic2ic.com/ IC2IC] - Good for large orders, also able to find discontinued components.
 
  
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! Supplier
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! Free Shipping?
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! Notes
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| [http://www.fitchetts.co.uk/ Fitchett and Woollacott]
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| n/a
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| (Signage says Brooks Bros group) Very helpful, lots of different types of wood. Good place to pick up bits of hardwood for the lathe.
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====Hardware====
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== Hardware ==
  
 
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| [http://www.butlerfasteners.co.uk/ Butler Fasters and Fixings]
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| [http://www.butlerfasteners.co.uk/ Butler Fasteners and Fixings]
 
| n/a
 
| n/a
| Excellent supplier. Small place, piled high with boxes of every obscure nut and bolt you can think of. Incredibly helpful in tracking down things to fit other things.
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| Excellent supplier for small quantities, have very diverse stock. Piled high with boxes of every obscure nut and bolt you can think of. Incredibly helpful in tracking down things to fit other things.
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==Cutting==
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===Milling===
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Machines: [[Superbox CNC Router]].
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! Supplier
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| [https://www.rennietool.co.uk/  Rennie Tool Company] ([https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/rennietools Ebay shop])
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| Manchester, UK
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| [https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Solid-Carbide-Aluminium-2-Flute-Slot-Drill-End-Mill-45-Degree-Helix/183547541705 2 Flute End Mill 1mm to 16mm]
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| [https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/perfecttime01 perfecttime01 (Ebay shop)]
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| Hong Kong
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| [https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HRC45-2-Flutes-Dia-6mm-Chamfer-End-Milling-90-Cutter-Router-Bit-Tool-Carbide/292577980171 2 Flutes Dia 6mm Chamfer End Mill]
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| [https://www.banggood.com Banggood]
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| Hong Kong/ Cyprus
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| [https://www.banggood.com/10pcs-18-Inch-Double-Flute-Spiral-17mm-End-Mill-Set-CNC-Carbide-Flat-Nose-End-Mill-p-1181521.html?cur_warehouse=CN 10pcs 1/8 Inch (3.175mm) 2 Flute End Mill] [https://www.banggood.com/10pcs-1-3_175mm-18-Inch-Shank-Carbide-Ball-Nose-End-Mill-2-Flutes-CNC-Cutting-Tool-p-1309259.html?cur_warehouse=CN 10pcs 1-3.175mm  2 Flute End Mill]
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| [https://www.rdgtools.co.uk RDG Tools]
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| West Yorkshire
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| [https://www.rdgtools.co.uk/acatalog/SLOTDRILLS_DOVETAIL_ENDMILLS.html Milling Cutters , Ball End , Slot and End, HSS and Carbide]
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===Band Saw===
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Machines: [[Startrite Bandsaw]].
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| [http://www.bandsawblades-direct.co.uk/Bandsaw_Blades_Direct.html Bandsaw Blades Direct]
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| Heanor
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| 3200mm / 126", 1/2" to 3/4" wide
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| These cost around £19 - £25 each.
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====Bicycle tools and parts====
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== Bicycle tools and parts ==
  
 
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| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Bad supplier, website lists things as in stock when they're not.
 
| Bad supplier, website lists things as in stock when they're not.
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| [https://www.rockandrollbikes.com Rock N Roll Bikes]
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| n/a
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| Closest local bike shop, about 50 metres away on Carlton road. Ownd by Super Cycles. Specialise in BMX/jump, but have a bit of everything. The two guys who run it are pretty helpful.
 
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== Key Cutting and Engraving ==
  
====Key Cutting and Engraving====
 
 
http://www.nottinghamengraving.co.uk/location.html
 
 
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| [http://www.nottinghamengraving.co.uk/location.html Quick Services]
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| [https://www.yell.com/biz/quick-services-nottingham-1620784/ Quick Services (yell.com)]
 
| n/a
 
| n/a
| Best place we've found to have hackspace keys cut. Generally have the right blanks in stock, reasonable prices.
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| Best place we've found to have keys cut. Generally have the right blanks in stock, reasonable prices. Located in the Victoria Market, Victoria (Intu) Shopping Center
 
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==Glues and Adhesives==
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* [https://sugru.com Sugru] - mouldable glue
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==Fabrication==
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| [https://fractory.com Fractory]
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| Barclays Eagle Lab, Union, Albert Square, Manchester M2 6LW
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| Order custom metal parts online, delivery UK wide
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==See also==
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* [[How To: Purchase Timber at a Merchant]]
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* [[Maintained/Materials]]
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==Resources==
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* [http://goo.gl/maps/hmzm2 Maker's Map] - local suppliers for materials etc.
  
 
[[Category:Consumables]]
 
[[Category:Consumables]]
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[[Category:Woodwork]]
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[[Category:Metalwork]]
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[[Category:Bicycles]]

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This page lists suppliers for various materials, components, consumables, tools etc. For electronics see Suppliers - Electronics.

Health and Safety

Supplier Location Examples Notes
The Safety Supply Company Wembley, UK Beeswift Stealth Safety Glasses
The Safety Supply Company Wembley, UK Warrior - Value Clear Plastic Coverspecs
The Safety Supply Company Wembley, UK JSP Olympus FFP2 Valved FoldFlat Disposable Mask
eyecareplans.co.uk UK Nottinghack has set up with Boots Opticians to allow members to get Prescription Safety Glasses

Wood

Supplier Free Shipping? Notes
Fitchett and Woollacott n/a (Signage says Brooks Bros group) Very helpful, lots of different types of wood. Good place to pick up bits of hardwood for the lathe.

Hardware

Supplier Free Shipping? Notes
Butler Fasteners and Fixings n/a Excellent supplier for small quantities, have very diverse stock. Piled high with boxes of every obscure nut and bolt you can think of. Incredibly helpful in tracking down things to fit other things.

Cutting

Milling

Machines: Superbox CNC Router.

Supplier Location Examples Notes
Rennie Tool Company (Ebay shop) Manchester, UK 2 Flute End Mill 1mm to 16mm
perfecttime01 (Ebay shop) Hong Kong 2 Flutes Dia 6mm Chamfer End Mill
Banggood Hong Kong/ Cyprus 10pcs 1/8 Inch (3.175mm) 2 Flute End Mill 10pcs 1-3.175mm 2 Flute End Mill
RDG Tools West Yorkshire Milling Cutters , Ball End , Slot and End, HSS and Carbide

Band Saw

Machines: Startrite Bandsaw.

Supplier Location Examples Notes
Bandsaw Blades Direct Heanor 3200mm / 126", 1/2" to 3/4" wide These cost around £19 - £25 each.

Bicycle tools and parts

Supplier Free Shipping? Notes
J E James Cycles Yes Bad supplier, website lists things as in stock when they're not.
Rock N Roll Bikes n/a Closest local bike shop, about 50 metres away on Carlton road. Ownd by Super Cycles. Specialise in BMX/jump, but have a bit of everything. The two guys who run it are pretty helpful.

Key Cutting and Engraving

Supplier Free Shipping? Notes
Quick Services (yell.com) n/a Best place we've found to have keys cut. Generally have the right blanks in stock, reasonable prices. Located in the Victoria Market, Victoria (Intu) Shopping Center

Glues and Adhesives

Fabrication

Supplier Location Notes
Fractory Barclays Eagle Lab, Union, Albert Square, Manchester M2 6LW Order custom metal parts online, delivery UK wide

See also

Resources