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: email@example.com
Too far away to visit? Just click the link above and WELCOME!
Annual Swap Meet!!
February 17th 2018
Note, this is the THIRD Saturday
Watch the Yahoo Group for details.
Safety glasses are required; machinery, the various stories &
BBQ are dangerous!
2017 PICNIC SPONSORS!
Industrial Metal Supply
Chris Hayes Knives
These folks donated prizes to our annual picnic, show our appreciation by patronizing them!
|January 14th||Cancelled - rescheduled for July|
|February 11th||Annual Swap Meet at Tool Craft in Glendale|
|March 11th||Annual Family Picnic at Daly Park Tempe|
|April 8th||CNC Basics with Marty Escarcega|
|May 13th||Powdered Metal Demo with Adam Goldstein|
|June 10th||AZ Metals Open House and BBQ|
|July 8th||Taps & Tapping Operations with Brian Lamb|
|August 12th||Roy Rickel's Cool Pines Shop - cancelled|
|September 9th||Bridgeport Reconditioning w/ Russ Huffman|
|October 14th||Lost Foam Sand Casting w/ Beevo|
|December 9th||None Scheduled|
|Past Years Meetings|
|2000 and Earlier Meetings|
Where are our members located?
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.
|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 Liability Release Document|
|Photo Roster 7/24/2017|
|Resource Guide 7|
|THE LAST PAGE!|
|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.