Arizona Area Metal Hobbyists

Valley metal is a group of machinists, hobbyists and tinkerers based in Arizona. Our members are from all over the state.  We meet at least every other month to show off our shops, what we've accomplished and hope to accomplish. Meetings are informal and are a great time to get to know each other and learn new techniques.  The group has a swap meet once a year, usually in February.  If you're in Arizona  join us at one of our meetings.

New Member Information Link

The group has a forum on Yahoo Groups:  Valley Metal Group

To subscribe, send a blank email to: valleymetal-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

  Too far away to visit?   Just click the link above and WELCOME!

 
 
Club Sponsors Information
These businesses help us make things!  Help them stay in business!
AZ Metals   East Valley - Mesa    
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Industrial Metal Supply   Tempe/Phoenix Border    
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Monthly  Meeting

Toolcraft New Facilities Tour

May  5th 2018

Location:
Toolcraft (new location)

Watch the Yahoo Group for details.

Safety glasses are required; machinery, the various stories &  BBQ are dangerous! 
Bring a chair if you want to sit comfortably!  Take it with you if you want to use it again...

Directions Request Link



2018    PICNIC    SPONSORS!

Industrial Metal Supply 
Dave Cohen

AZ Metals
Doug & Jill Cone

Prize Winners:
Gene Neigoff: Milwaukee Cordless Sawzall (IMS)
Bill VanOrden:
$150 store gift certificate (AZ Metals
TBD: Auto Darkening Helmet (IMS)

 

 

 

2018 Meetings

Date Subject
January 13th
February 17th Annual Swap Meet at Tool Craft in Glendale
March 10th Annual Family Picnic at Kiwanis Park Tempe
April 14th "Getting The Feel", measuring with Precision Tools
May 5th Tool Craft's New Facilities Tour
June 2nd TBA
July 7th TBA
August 4th TBA
September 1st TBA
October 6th TBA
November 3rd TBA
December 1st None Scheduled

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Years Meetings
2017 Meetings
2016 Meetings
2015 Meetings
2014 Meetings
2013 Meetings
2012 Meetings

2013 Meetings

2010 Meetings
2009 Meetings
2008 Meetings 
2007 Meetings
2006 Meetings
2005 Meetings
2004 Meetings
2003 Meetings
2002 Meetings
2001 Meetings
2000 and Earlier Meetings

 

Where are our members located?

Updated 10/11/2015

If you are an internet member and want to be listed, send your City, State/Province and postal code to the webmaster.
If outside the USA provide a country as well.

 

 

Member Project Pages

Map of Area Suppliers Goods/Services

If you have an addition for the list, send the Company, Address and phone number to the webmaster.
Notes about discounts, contact person, store hours and services are helpful, send those as well.

Members links
Live Steaming Website
Steam Locomotive Simulator
Marty Escarcega's Metal & Wood site
Rick Sparber's web site  
Bill VanOrden's Telescope, ham radio & Metal Working site
Neil Butterfield's Site 
Neil Butterfield's Tools & Accessories  - Warning, very cool stuff ahead....
Other Web Communities
Metal Meet - Metal Shaping site
Chaski Metal Site
Metal Shaper Site
Club Documents
Club Liability Release Document
Download Page    
Photo Roster    Updated 7/24/2017
Swap Shop!  
Resource Guide  Updated 9/14/2017
 THE LAST PAGE!
Club Contacts
Marty Escarcega - our founder, Yahoo Group Owner
Bill "Beevo" VanOrden - Secretary
Dan Benoit - Treasurer
Gene Neigoff & Bob Sanders - Instructional Support & Gurus
Bob Sanders - Wisdom, Support
Bill "Beevo" VanOrden -Webmaster and Forum Manager
Lester, Terry & Boyd Sanders - Tool Craft (Annual Swap Meet location)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 Non Club Related Events of Interest

Weekly Computer Swap Meet:  Sunday mornings starting around 7am or so and running until "I don't know"  Assorted computer and non-computer related items. On Indian Bend at the east side of the Pavillions (between Pima and the 101 on the South side, in Scottsdale)


Maricopa Live Steamers
 Maricopa Live Steamers: at the Adobe Western Railway Information Link  They are located on 43rd Avenue across the street from Wet 'N Wild Waterpark just south of Pinnacle Peak Road in north Phoenix.  It is about 2 miles west of I-17 and a mile north of Loop 101
Enjoy free train rides between noon and 5 p.m. every Sunday. Fun for the whole family.  They offer four different 30-minute rides over more than seven fourteen miles of 7.5-inch track on one of the largest club railroads in the country. Map of the layout 


 Check with them for hours
. They are closed between Memorial Day and Labor Day due to the heat.