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.
The group has a forum on Yahoo Groups: Valley Metal Group
To subscribe, send a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Too far away to visit? Just click the link above and WELCOME!
Watch the Yahoo Group for details.
Safety glasses are required; machinery, the various stories &
BBQ are dangerous!
2016 PICNIC SPONSORS!
Industrial Metal Supply
These folks donated prizes to our annual picnic, show our appreciation by patronizing them!
|January 9th 2016||Networking Meeting at Beevo's Shop in Tempe|
|February 20th 2016||Annual Swap Meet (note it's the THIRD Saturday this year)|
|March 12th 2016||Annual Family Picnic - (New location Daly Park, Tempe)|
|April 9th 2016||Hydraulic Cylinder Rebuilding with Bart Hull|
|May 14th 2016||Basic CNC and Work Holding at Beevo's home shop|
|June 11th 2016||Networking Meeting at ToolCraft in Glendale|
|July 9th 2016||Show & Tell Meeting at ToolCraft in Glendale|
|August 13th 2016||Prescott Get-away! Doug Endrud's Shaper Meeting|
|September 10th 2016||Networking meeting|
|October 8th 2016||Heat Treating with Richard Wetnight|
|November 12th 2016||TBA - Check the Yahoo! group|
|December 10th 2016||TBA - Check the Yahoo! group|
|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 7/17/2016|
|Resource Guide 5|
|THE LAST PAGE!|
|Marty Escarcega - our founder, Yahoo Group Owner|
|Rick Sparber - Secretary|
|Neil Butterfield - Treasurer|
|Gene Niegoff & Bob Sanders - Instructional Support & Gurus|
|Bob Sanders - Wisdom, Support and Video Librarian|
|Beevo (aka Bill VanOrden) -Webmaster and Forum Manager|
|Lester & Boyd Sanders - ToolCraft (our primary meeting 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)
Live Steamers Fall Meet This October 27th - 30th 2016
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.