about Aluminum Sheet Metal
- This solid aluminum sheet metal is ideal for fine
craft work, Tooling, Embossing, Scrap Booking & Hobby. It
is light weight & easily bent.
- This raw aluminum sheet has a bright satin finish
with slight surface variations that add handmade character to
creations made of this natural element.
does not solder easily and special equipment is needed, but it
can easily be joined with adhesives such as silicone, liquid
nails, super glue, and a metallic glue called liquid solder.
Test on a sample before ordering a large amount to make sure
it will behave as needed. Be sure to clean the metal before using
- This metal can
be used raw or painted easily.
- Aluminum tarnishes
more slowly than copper & Silver.
- The medium weight
with scissors . Embosses, tools and folds easily, ideal for small
to medium craft projects.
- The heavy 24 gauge aluminum
our thickest & holds its' shape best for larger craft work.
It cuts with a tin snips or heavy shears. Twice as thick as 30
36 gauge aluminum sheet is a foil ideal for embossing & tooling. Our Colorful
Foils are great for holidays. They come in Red ,Blue, Green,
Copper & Gold colored.
- While aluminum
does not solder easily it does fasten well by other means such
as rivets or epoxy or hot melt glue.
- Order samples to see what works best.
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before ordering to see what's available & new!
- Running feet &
Yards ship in one continuous length. Pieces longer or wider than 12
inches are shipped in a roll. Metal is cut to very close to square
- CAUTION:, Raw
metals have sharp edges.
to our Aluminum Sheet Metal Catalog
RAW METAL DEFINITIONS & TERMS
- Bulk Metal
cut to length bulk hobby & craft metals provides sizes needed
at a good value. Our cuts of art metal are generously long &
approximately square. Metal by the running foot or yard is shipped
in one length whenever possible. We
use this metal to craft our own creations.
- Most sheet metal is shipped
in a roll if more than one foot wide or long. If necessary ripples or curves can be
flattened by rolling it with a smooth rolling pin or plastic
pipe section on a completely smooth surface such as a countertop,
smooth wood or heavy glass table. It also can be rolled slightly
the other way to flatten.
- Grades: These solid metals are
of an especially pure high grade for fine craft work. All of
It is solderable except aluminum..
- New Craft
a bright rolled satin finish. It may have some very slight manufacturing
ripples, scratches & color variations. All metal is
new unless on our Recycled/ Reclaimed Metal page.
-Recycled metal: This
unused older metal has scratches, finger prints, ripples and/or
dents. Some is shiny and and some has patina from age. It is
all very usable at a good price. We use this metal in our
own creations. For these metals see our page: Recycled/
- Gauges or
The lower the gauge number the thicker the metal. For example
23 gauge sheet metal is more than twice as thick as 30 gauge.
for gauge charts.
- Hardness: Basically how easy it
is to bend or work:
is pliable yet holds up for folding and hammering. Thicker
metal bends less easily than thin.
Hard is stiff, bends less easily and holds is shape better
in larger pieces
- FINISH: Our raw/bare metals can
be buffed up after a piece is completed. More information
HOW-TO : Cleaning, cutting, forming, soldering & finishing
- PATINA: All the metals we offer are raw with
no wax or varnish and will gain an aged patina over time. Patina
solutions (available at most hardware stores) can be used to
speed the aging process. More about Patina
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