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TRACKING & NUMBER - check your Spam Folder
 
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Dec 13 2016
 
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A guide on How to Order>with pictures
 
 
APO Orders
 
 
Confirmation of order
 
 
COST OF SHIPPING
 
 
Craft advice How-To's
 
Credit card orders
 
Credit card problems
 
Custom Orders & Custom cut lengths
 
Damaged in shipping
 
Export orders
 
FAQ: Frequent Questions
 
FPO or APO Orders
 
Gauges of metal
 
HOW TO ORDER: step by step instructions with pictures.
 
Incorrect or missing item in package
 
Information -on our craft metals
 
Missing items in order
 
Metal Information
 
Order Confirmation
 
Ordering how to
 
Orders shipped outside of USA
 
Ordering Problems
 
Payment methods
 
Problems Ordering
 
Phone Orders & Phone Number
 
Quotes
 
Returns & Exchanges
 
Rush Orders
 
SHIPPING
 
SHIPPING COST
 
SHIPPING BY UPS , FEDEX, etc.
 
Shopping Cart Help
 
Tracking Orders
 
Wrong item ordered
 
Wrong item received
 A reply to an e-mail was not received
 
Address for shipping incorrect
 
A guide on How to Order>with pictures
 
 
APO Orders
 
 
Confirmation of order
 
 
COST OF SHIPPING
 
 
Craft advice How-To's
 
Credit card orders
 
Credit card problems
 
Custom Orders & Custom cut lengths
 
Damaged in shipping
 
Export orders
 
FAQ: Frequent Questions
 
FPO or APO Orders
 
Gauges of metal
 
HOW TO ORDER: step by step instructions with pictures.
 
Incorrect or missing item in package
 
Information -on our craft metals
 
Missing items in order
 
Metal Information
 
Order Confirmation
 
Ordering how to
 
Orders shipped outside of USA
 
Ordering Problems
 
Payment methods
 
Problems Ordering
 
Phone Orders & Phone Number
 
Quotes
 
Returns & Exchanges
 
Rush Orders
 
SHIPPING
 
SHIPPING COST
 
SHIPPING BY UPS , FEDEX, etc.
 
Shopping Cart Help
 
Tracking Orders
 
Wrong item ordered
 
Wrong item received
 
 
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On ordering, shipping,
Etc. (listed alphabetically)
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 A reply to an e-mail was not received
 
Address for shipping incorrect
 
A guide on How to Order>with pictures
 
 
APO Orders
 
 
Confirmation of order
 
 
COST OF SHIPPING
 
 
Craft advice How-To's
 
Credit card orders
 
Credit card problems
 
Custom Orders & Custom cut lengths
 
Damaged in shipping
 
Export orders
 
FAQ: Frequent Questions
 
FPO or APO Orders
 
Gauges of metal
 
HOW TO ORDER: step by step instructions with pictures.
 
Incorrect or missing item in package
 
Information -on our craft metals
 
Missing items in order
 
Metal Information
 
Order Confirmation
 
Ordering how to
 
Orders shipped outside of USA
 
Ordering Problems
 
Payment methods
 
Problems Ordering
 
Phone Orders & Phone Number
 
Quotes
 
Returns & Exchanges
 
Rush Orders
 
SHIPPING
 
SHIPPING COST
 
SHIPPING BY UPS , FEDEX, etc.
 
Shopping Cart Help
 
Tracking Orders
 
Wrong item ordered
 
Wrong item received
 
INSTANT ANSWERS
On ordering, shipping,
Etc. (listed alphabetically)
CLICK BELOW ON THESE SUBJECTS
 
 A reply to an e-mail was not received
 
Address for shipping incorrect
 
A guide on How to Order>with pictures
 
 
APO Orders
 
 
Confirmation of order
 
 
COST OF SHIPPING
 
 
Craft advice How-To's
 
Credit card orders
 
Credit card problems
 
Custom Orders & Custom cut lengths
 
Damaged in shipping
 
Export orders
 
FAQ: Frequent Questions
 
FPO or APO Orders
 
Gauges of metal
 
HOW TO ORDER: step by step instructions with pictures.
 
Incorrect or missing item in package
 
Information -on our craft metals
 
Missing items in order
 
Metal Information
 
Order Confirmation
 
Ordering how to
 
Orders shipped outside of USA
 
Ordering Problems
 
Payment methods
 
Problems Ordering
 
Phone Orders & Phone Number
 
Quotes
 
Returns & Exchanges
 
Rush Orders
 
SHIPPING
 
SHIPPING COST
 
SHIPPING BY UPS , FEDEX, etc.
 
Shopping Cart Help
 
Tracking Orders
 
Wrong item ordered
 
Wrong item received
 
INSTANT ANSWERS
On ordering, shipping,
Etc. (listed alphabetically)
CLICK BELOW ON THESE SUBJECTS
 
 A reply to an e-mail was not received
 
Address for shipping incorrect
 
A guide on How to Order>with pictures
 
 
APO Orders
 
 
Confirmation of order
 
 
COST OF SHIPPING
 
 
Craft advice How-To's
 
Credit card orders
 
Credit card problems
 
Custom Orders & Custom cut lengths
 
Damaged in shipping
 
Export orders
 
FAQ: Frequent Questions
 
FPO or APO Orders
 
Gauges of metal
 
HOW TO ORDER: step by step instructions with pictures.
 
Incorrect or missing item in package
 
Information -on our craft metals
 
Missing items in order
 
Metal Information
 
Order Confirmation
 
Ordering how to
 
Orders shipped outside of USA
 
Ordering Problems
 
Payment methods
 
Problems Ordering
 
Phone Orders & Phone Number
 
Quotes
 
Returns & Exchanges
 
Rush Orders
 
SHIPPING
 
SHIPPING COST
 
SHIPPING BY UPS , FEDEX, etc.
 
Shopping Cart Help
 
Tracking Orders
 
Wrong item ordered
 
Wrong item received
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SHIPPING INFORMATION:
 
WE SHIP FAST: Most orders ship the next business day after ordering: M- F Long lengths may take a bit longer to ship due to individual handling.
 
ORDERS SHIP EITHER PRIORITY MAIL OR 1St CLASS MAIL Parcel depending on total shipping charge. $4 or more goes by priority mail.
Priority mail delivery is 1-3 days after shipping! First Class mail Parcel delivery is 1-4 days after shipping!
Allow extra delivery time for Postal Holidays: during summer craft show & holiday season.  
  • Signature may be required on large orders. Prices shown are for shipping only in the 50 states of USA (we only ship within the 50 states)
  • Overnight, 1 day, UPS & FEDEX shipping is unavailable.About Rush Ordersa is a good rule of thumb)
  • For Parcel Post (only special ordered items) allow 4-9 days postal delivery days after shipping for delivery.(a day per state away from Florida
 
FOR FAST & ACCURATE DELIVERY USE REAL NAME & STANDARD ADDRESS FOR US POST:
  • Use actual first name & last name & business name if any. Don't use a screen name or fictional name because if it gets lost we cannot refund. Using the same name for shipping as on billing will make it easy to track your order.
  • If it is a business please also include the credit credit card holder name for delivery.
  • Use standard delivery address for US POSTAL SYSTEM- check with your local post office if unsure.
  • Address Line 1 & 2 Must be 40 characters or less to go through the US postal system. do not add any but essentials. Prices for shipping are based on the US Post online shipping label system which is less expensive than stamped or hand processed postage.
 
 
  The cost of shipping is next to each item along with its price. It also shows in the shopping cart. (see below for an example of shopping cart)
 
   We do not ship by overnight, next day air, Fedex, UPS About Rush Orders   
 
 
Requests to change shipping method or shipping carrier after an order has been placed will only delay shipping for another day or two for responses and clarification of this.(above)
 
The method of shipping is shown also next to each item listed. (see below for mixed order upgrades)
 
SHIPPING UPGRADES: Total shipping of $4.00 or more will ship Priority Mail
 
CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE SHIPPING (if the shipping charge is less than $4.00)
 
AUTOMATIC SHIPPING UPGRADES:
  • Any First Class Mail Parcel item in the same order with a Priority Mail item Ships PRIORITY MAIL to the same address
  • We will make every effort if in one day Two Orders are placed to combine the two orders into one box and upgrade if possible as above.
CONFIRMATION OF YOUR ORDER:
A receipt can be printed at the end of ordering before you exit- this is your confirmation that your order has gone through.
 
An order confirmation will be sent from PayPal to the e-mail address that you provided with the order. It will clearly state that your order has been delivered to us. This is your order confirmation. Please check your EMail Spam Folder if you do not receive one. Notification of shipping and your tracking number will be sent to you shortly thereafter. Again, please check you spam folder if it is not forthcoming. See HOW TO ORDER for more information.
 
Shipping & handling is calculated per item. The cost of shipping is next to each item along with its price. It also shows in the shopping cart. The method of shipping is shown also next to each item, such as "Ships Priority Mail".Most items ship priority mail.
 
Shipping & handling is calculated per item; but if we can combine items in a single package and save on shipping/handling we will send a bit more metal than shows on the invoice or label.
 
Also we quite often upgrade First Class Mail packages to priority mail on orders with multiple items. Shipping method is shown next to each items "add to cart" button. Most items ship priority mail. Parcel post items almost often ship Parcel Post due to their weight.
 
If there is repeated cancellation requests on orders there will be a $2 processing charge as we still have to pay bank card card processing fees even if an order is canceled. There are also other costs to process a refund .
 
Tracking:
Your own tracking number will be e-mailed to you from the US Postal Service upon shipping. This is sent to the e mail address that you provided when you ordered. Please check your EMail Spam Folder for your shipping notification and tracking number.
 
This number can be used to track your package by going to: www.usps.gov   First class mail may not have a tracking number issue or be trackable.
 
The status & tracking of an order can be quickly checked anytime by Logging into PayPal. Due to security reasons, we cannot give order or tracking information to an e-mail address different than the e-mail address shown in the order.
 
Tracking and confirmation may not arrive by e-mail if your e-mail address was incorrectly entered when ordering. Make sure your spam blocker does not block this if you wish to track your order.
 
Allow up to 3-5 days from shipping date for the US Postal system to show online
information on a shipment. Sometimes tracking information does not show other than it was shipped until a package is about to be delivered. We are unable to provide any more tracking information than what is shown by the US POSTAL SERVICE.
 
Also in rare cases the post office will send a tracking number but did not scan the package in when shipped. The package will usually get there before the final delivery scan.
 
If you believe your package is lost E-MAIL US with your tracking number no earlier than 14 days after ordering and we will be able to proceed with the US Postal Service problem from there. We are unable to give tracking information by phone.
 

SHIPPING ADDRESS:
When ordering please give your correct postal delivery address, this automatically goes on your shipping label. This appears on the final page before you pay. SEE A PICTURE OF WHERE SHIPPING ADDRESS IS SHOWN & EDITED Otherwise packages will ship to the shipping address that was originally provided to your Pay Pal account.
For address:
  • Use actual first name & last name & business name if any. Don't use a screen name or fictional name because if it gets lost we cannot refund. Using the same name for shipping as on billing will make it easy to track your order.
  • If it is a business please also include the credit credit card holder name for delivery.
  • Use standard delivery address for US POSTAL SYSTEM.
  • Address Line 1 & 2 Must be 40 characters or less to go through the US postal system. do not add any but essentials. Prices for shipping are based on the US Post online shipping label system which is less expensive than stamped postage.
The postal service doesn't refund postage if an item is lost or returned.
 
      INCORRECT SHIPPING ADDRESS:We are unable to change shipping address or shipping method on an order for security reasons. E-MAIL US Immediately if the address is wrong. If you contact us before an order is shipped we will refund and the items can be reordered. Orders sometimes ship within minutes of ordering and correction is not possible.
 
If there is repeated cancellation requests on orders there will be a $2 processing charge as we still have to pay some of the bank card card processing fee even if an order is canceled. There are also other costs to processing a refund .
 
Shipping address must appear in the shipping address area of the order provided or edited on the last page of the order before sending payment. (this shows just beneath the payment button and scrolling down may be necessary.) We cannot
use a different address provided in the message field or by e mail later.(see above paragraph) We will refund on these orders so that a new order with desired a ship to address can be placed.
 
Also note e-mails are not instant messaging. Some sent may not get through the system until 6 hours later if there is high internet traffic. This happens especially with free or inexpensive e-mail accounts where mail is batch processed at off peak hours.
 
UNDELIVERABLE ADDRESSES:
Actual Shipping & handling cost is non refundable on returns due to undeliverability : because shipping is non refundable by the US Postal Service.
 
Actual Shipping cost & handling is non refundable; even if we charged less than actual shipping,which we quite often do, or if shipping was included in the price of an item
 
Returns for other reasons than our error may be subject to a 20% restocking fee. If a package is shipped to an address provided and is unclaimed or undelivered no refund will be given unless the item is returned by the post office.
 
When ordering make sure the items are correct in an order before confirming:Shipping method ,items or address can not be changed once an order is placed due to security reasons. Calls or e-mails about an order will only delay shipping. Orders go out quickly ,but If you contact us before an order is shipped we will refund and the items can be reordered..
 
Deliverability:
The U S Postal service will leave packages at door. Be sure that address is secure for delivery. Insurance is not included in most orders. . We cannot be responsible for insecure area provided in order or incorrect address provided. If items are taken from your property and the post office indicated delivery report theft to the local postmaster. Lost packages, though rare , usually are a mis-delivery to a neighbor and 99% of these get sent back to the post office to be delivered to correct address in a few days.
 
Large orders may require a signature - if no one is available to sign at the time of delivery, the post office will leave a notice to pick up the package at the local post office or redeliver.Signature required on orders protects you the customer from mis delivery.
 
 
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We ship only in the 50 states of USA. Outside the 50 states of USA we are unable to guarantee delivery nor predict what restrictions and import duty or fees may be added on upon arrival in various countries or territories.
 
Undamaged delivery outside the US can not be guaranteed, nor can product satisfaction due to cultural and language differences; even if an order is shipped by a forwarding company to the customer.
 
The US Postal service is now requiring custom forms for all packages containing merchandise outside the 50 states and have new regulations and requirements, in addition to enforcing old ones.
 
We are unable to ship to FPO or APO addresses due to unknown restrictions in countries or zone being shipped to.Because we do not know (nor should) the country or zone being shipped to we are unable to comply.
 
We suggest having a stateside family member order the craft metals for you and having them send it on, this way it is considered a gift and is more likely to arrive without complications.
 
For more information see the USPS Domestic Mail Manual for the new confusing export regulations:
 
http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/608.htm#1242585
 
click or copy and paste the above in browser and read section 2.5 on .
 
 

Rush Orders, Next Day or Expedited Shipping:
 
 
>Overnight / Next Day / Express Mail SHIPPING IS UNAVAILABLE: Unfortunately we can not offer Overnight, 1 day, UPS & FEDEX shipping/pickup. They are unavailable.
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Any request to ship an order placed overnight or by other method than shown next to each item ordered ,will be held, and will only delay an order by 1-3 days until original shipping method is appoved by customer.ered will only delay shipping by 1-3 days until original delivery as ordered is approved by cutomer.
 
We do not ship Next day Air . We only ship by US POST by the method shown right next to each item : Priority Mail, or First Class. We never ship by Fedex, or UPS, etc-
 
>Oddly enough , a overnight pickup by any carrier has to be called for a day in advance wiping out the costly advantage. In addition, it is not guaranteed to be delivered the following day from our remote rural post office location, and a delivery guarantee only means they will apologies if it does not arrive on time ,and may not refund shipping because of the fine print :"not guaranteed in all areas".
 
>We ship only by the method specified with each item; by US Priority Mail, First class mail which arrive in 1-3 days after shipping ( or Parcel post for 100 yard rolls of aluminum foil).
 
>> RUSH ORDERS: Most orders throughout the year ship in one business day after ordering: Monday- Friday, except holidays.Orders received after9 M Eastern will always ship by the next business day later.
 
>For Priority allow 1-3 days after shipping for delivery. For First Class Parcel allow2 -4 days after shipping.
During the holiday season December 1 to 24 and vacation time Jun- August allow extra time for delivery
 
>IF A RUSH ORDER , OVERNIGHT etc. IS REQUESTED IN AN ORDER we hold the order reconfirmation of original shipping method
 
>Hint: Order in Lengths that are shown & priced to be shipped priority mail for faster delivery than parcel post. See also Shipping upgrades
 
>Orders processed through our shopping cart go out more quickly.
Phone ordering
 
>The post office does not refund shipping if it does not arrive when expected; and this is unworkable especially since express mail would from $12 -$18 for the smallest , $44 for the medium size items and up for the heavy metal we ship.
 
>Usually a day is lost in shipping between e mailing us ,our response & your response back. This means it would have been there by priority mail faster & cheeper if it was ordered initially instead of emailling.
 
>Shipping method, items or address can not be changed once an order is placed due to security reasons.Though we can refund if an order is not shipped yet and a correction reorder can be placed.
 
>Placing an order is an agreement to the method of shipping and cost of shipping & handling shown next to each item. Once shipped shipping & handling is non refundable.
  SHIPMENTS BY NON US POSTAL SERVICE: UPS , FEDEX, etc.: We do not offer these methods as our shipping quotes and packaging is based on the quickest , cheapest and most reliable carrier: The US POSTAL SERVICE. When you order you are agreeing to ship by the method specified, which cannot be changed after ordering.
 

RETURNS & EXCHANGES:
 
NOTE: You must contact us first for return authorization. Returned materials must arrive here in as-sold condition. Shipping is not refundable unless we have made and error on your order.
 
>Please avoid returns by First ordering a sample & reading descriptions carefully. Also see our how-to Articles We make every effort to describe items and list all the properties but no words can match hands on experience with a sample. The line drawings of the gauge thicknesses are only relative and do not appear the same on all screens ..please use the measurements shown and refer to a ruler.
 
>Please be sure the address in the order is for US Postal Delivery. Use your real name for best delivery- and no made up or screen names as packages may not be delivered by the post office. If using a business name -please include your name also.
 
>Returns due to address: We only are given the address shown on the order. We are only allowed to ship to the address provided in the order for security reasons. We cannot change ship to address, but will refund if we are contacted before shipping. If your order is returned to us, shipping and handling is not recoverable. See restocking fee as below.
 
>Actual Shipping cost & handling and return shipping is non refundable; even if we charged less than actual shipping (which we quite often do) or if shipping was included in the price of an item.
 
>Returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Restocking fee may be higher if item is not in the same condition as sent. Refunds will be based on original purchase price of the metal no matter if price went down or up.
 
>E-MAIL US FOR RETURN AUTHORIZATION within 3 days of delivery of order- return requests will not be considered after this date. Return authorization is necessary before returning. Any unauthorized returns will be rejected at the post office.
 
>If it is not in "New" condition we cannot refund. Returns of items in custom cut lengths or custom or volume quotes are non returnable.
Returns of items that have been cut, manipulated, damaged in return, or excessively handled cannot be accepted. Example: excessive finger prints on sheet metal. We handle our metal with white gloves to ensure the best metal is delivered.
 
>Samples,Closeout, clearance sale items and vintage/recycled/reclaimed metal items are non returnable- Please read descriptions carefully- and order a sample if in doubt.
 
IF A RETURN IS AUTHORIZED you will receive a authorization e-mail and address for the return.Then:
 
>Pack as well as it was sent, because we cannot refund on items damaged in return shipping.Metal must arrive back in the same size & condition as shipped to you or no refund can be given.Insure the package. unless you are willing to take the risk of it being lost or damaged in which case we cannot refund.
 
>Include a copy of invoice , which is essential for proper credit,
 
>Return must be received within a week of authorization.Mark authorization as described in e-mail on box.Ship to address specified in authorization.
 
Package returned due to undeliverability or wrong address.
Wrong item sent or item damaged in shipment click here for information.
 

Incorrect or missing items shipped due to our error
  • Please contact us by E-MAIL US within 3 days of receipt.
  • Let us know exactly what was ordered & what was shipped (or not shipped).
  • Please give your full name and address and date of order.
  • In the cased of missing items we compare the weight of the packaged shipped with the actual items and can quickly resolve the problem.
  • We will respond with replacement instructions.
 
Wrong item Ordered :See Returns
 

DAMAGED IN SHIPPING: If an order is received damaged notify delivery person and note any damage to package.
  • E-MAIL US within a 3 day of receipt
  • Please indicate item and quantity ordered
  • Please detail the kind of damage, how much was damaged and if the package was damaged.
  • Please give your full name and address and date of order.
  • We will respond with replacement instructions.
  • We cannot process damage reports after three days of delivery.
 
CAUTION: Raw metal may have sharp edges. Handle with care. Rolls of metal may be springy and caution should be used when unfastening a roll or coil as they may spring open. Our raw metals are not for children or pets. Our craft metals are not tested nor approved for ingestion, electronic or electrical use nor for support structural use or construction.
 
 

 
  Credit card orders:
 
Use our quick and secure Pay Pal shopping cart. We use Pay Pal which is a safe & secure credit card processor for your protection as well as ours - it is the only way we process credit cards.
 
Visa , Master card, American Express, Discover, etc. are accepted through the Pay Pal shopping cart. We are unable to offer payment by e-check because we cannot guarantee item will be available by the time e-check clears.
 
If you have problems ordering see below: Shopping Cart ,credit card ,questions & solutions.
 
 
We do not process phone orders. The Pay Pal shopping cart system is infinitely more accurate and secure for the card holder as well as the merchant. Orders placed through our shopping cart go out more quickly.

We no longer list our phone as we are a working studio- our hands are usually full and cannot always get to the phone soon enough. We can no longer answer the phone or return calls during the day as those are our studio hours.
 
Please send an E-MAIL -with your specific question. This allows us to look up information and get back to you with the best answer. Our phone number will show on order reciepts for order inquiries.
 
But first check our INSTANT ANSWERS that save you time by covering 99% of questions asked about crafting, ordering and our craft metals.
 
Check or Money orders: We do not offer payment by check or money order because items may be unavailable by the time payment clears in 10-14 days.
 
PRICE:   Due to the fluctuating copper market prices are subject to change without notice To see current shipping time, prices, availability and new items refresh pages before ordering. Old prices from old versions of our web site will not be honored.
 
SALES TAX EXEMPT ORDERS for FLORIDA based charity etc:
Sales tax is collected on Florida orders only.
Orders are only processed through our web shopping cart and it is set up to collect Florida tax from every sale. We do not process purchase orders.
 
The State of Florida requires a signed copy of the tax exempt license sent to the supplier and on file before purchase (every year) . Orders must be placed and shipped to the same the name and address on the license.
 
Once this is received by us by mail to P O Box 809 Trilby FL 33593
along with a business phone number matching the license, we will notify you and you can place an online order. Sales tax will be rebated upon shipping.
 
We cannot rebate sales tax without forms on file here before an order is placed.
 
 

Thank you!
We hope you enjoy crafting with these metals as much as we have!
Ron Bodoh & Larry Henke
-craftsmen

 
 
Frequent Questions:
Metals not shown:We show everything we offer on our web site, every craft metal and tool
This website is our complete catalog::COPPER SHEET METAL       BRASS SHEET  ALUMINUM SHEET 
Thin Sheet metal for Embossing and Tooling    CRAFT WIRE     TOOLS & SUPPLIES     Recycled Metal  
   SALES & SPECIALS   
 
Special Requests: We can not take special or custom orders for items we do not carry because we have no source and cannot give a good price in small quantities for other items. Please return to our site for frequent updates showing new products added all the time.
 
 
Custom Cut sizes: We do not offer custom cut -to -exact -size orders.
 
More often than not in the past, it was discovered measurements given to us were off or out of square slightly when received and then it was too late.
 
We only offer widths and lengths as shown for each item. By having standardized sizes we are able to ship quickly at the lowest price.Order a little extra if in doubt about a size needed.
 
We do ship a bit longer to allow for for trimming-to-fit a project. For instance a 1 foot by one yard ordered may ship as one foot by a yard and a inch. This has helped innumerous customers to get an exact fit.
 
 
Quotes/ Prices: To get an instant quote simply add an item to the shopping cart and current price will show with shipping cost for USA. Items can be added or deleted. To see how this is done see HOW TO ORDER
 
Individual quotes are unavailable because, the price for every item we offer is next to each item on our web site along with shipping. Everything we have available to offer is shown on our web site. Prices and availability are subject to change.
 
Suggest an item: Although absolutely everything we currently carry is on our web site & we do no custom orders. E-MAIL US with a suggested item for us to carry, if we get enough requests we will add that item . Check back to see what's new.
Items we do not carry:
we do not carry Magnetic metal- The metals we offer are non ferris - meaning they do not have iron in them and are non magnetic.
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Colored Wire- we sell wire in raw form. We do not offer colored wire because painted wire will get scratched or nicked when crafting. It is best to paint a piece when finished to avoid this blemishing. This way supplies are not tied up into many colors. A wide array of colors of paint and lacquers are available in automotive, hardware and home stores.
 
Craft Instructions & Information: click here We suggest ordering samples to find what works best for a particular application.
 
Technical Information: We list as accurately as possible the dimensions and properties of our metal offerings. Some of the offered recycled metals are over 75 years old and their exact alloy specifics are not known. We suggest ordering a small amount to find what works best for a particular application. The high grade metals offered are for craft work only. These metals are not of the grades sold for for electronic, pharmaceutical or structural uses.
 
 
ALLOW EXTRA DELIVERY TIME DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Order Early for your Holiday projects & Craft metal gifts!

We normally ship within one business day. Large orders, and orders placed during the holiday seasons, natural disasters or before USPS postal holidays may take longer to arrive.


 
 
 
HOW THE SHOPPING CART WORKS:
Select an item to order from our pages by Clicking on "Add to Cart" SEE HOW TO ORDER for step by step instructions with pictures.
 
When the Shopping cart page comes up specify quantity if you want more than one of units indicated.
 
Then click "update cart" It will then show the new quantity total cost and shipping.
 
To order more items click continue shopping and add more items to the cart. You can also return to by clicking "VIEW CART" at the upper right hand side of every page.
 
When all items being ordered are selected click continue to checkout.
 
You will be prompted from there to either log on to PAY PAL or continue without log on. You do not need to be a member or log on to order.
 
Then enter the rest of the information including: address for billing (credit card) , and Credit card information as requested. Click continue.
 
Then Review order. And edit in Shipping address if different from billing
(make sure address is correct for postal delivery as this will automatically print on the shipping label).
 
Upon confirming your order your will see a screen that confirms. A receipt can be printed from this page. Also an email will be sent to you confirming your order (provided it is not blocked by a spam blocker.)
 
When shipped, Your own tracking number will be e-mailed to you from the US Postal Service upon shipping. Make sure your spam blocker does not block this if you wish to track your order. Your number can be used to track your package by going to: www.usps.gov
 
Allow up to 3 days from shipping date for the US Postal system to list online
information on a shipment. We are unable to provide any more tracking information than what is shown by the US POSTAL SERVICE.

SHOPPING CART QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
 
Occasionally check out process does not work: here are a few solutions.
 
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I am in a rush - should I call in my order? About Rush Orders
 
 
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What payment Methods can I use with Pay Pal? :Visa, Master card, Discover, American Express, etc. are all accepted by Pay Pal. We are unable to offer payment by e-check because item may be unavailable by the time e-check clears.
 
How do I order more than one of an item?: On the shopping cart page - enter desired quantity in the quantity box and click the UPDATE CART button before going to checkout.
 
Make sure the items are correct in an order before confirming:Shipping method ,items or address can not be changed once an order is placed due to security reasons. Calls or e-mails about an order will only delay shipping .If we can catch an order before it is shipped we will refund
 
  
 CONTACT INFORMATION:
  • Before contacting us keep in mind:
  • Most orders ship in one business day. Items are shipped only by the postal service indicated. Next day and rush orders are unavailable Rush Orders
  • Phone orders are unavailable: The shopping cart is accurate, secure & orders ship quickly.
  • An address or order can't be changed once it is placed due to security reasons. A refund will be issued if it has not shipped and a corrected order can be made More information
  • We ship only within the USA.Export orders
  • We are unable to give individual craft instructions and still be able to craft our own work. (we are primarily craftsmen) Please check our free Metal craft information.. where virtually all questions about our metal is shown.
  • Every thing we offer is on our website.While we welcome suggestions we are unable to get items not offered in small quantities.
  • We do no quotes -all prices are shown for each item along with shipping.
  • Custom cuts & shapes are unavailable.Craft metal is offered only in the widths and lengths shown. Custom Orders   New items are added quite often to our site. We welcome inquiries & suggestions for new products.
 
E-mail is the best way to contact us.. 
Simply click on 'E-MAIL US' link below.
Please be specific.
E-MAIL US
Make sure the reply from whimsiestudio@embarqmail.com is allowed by your spamblocker.
 
 
As we are a working craft studio we are unable to be available to the phone most times and still do the quality of craft work we require of ourselves. E mail allows us time to find the right answer & make links to information. If a reply is not forthcoming we are either researching more or unable to provide product or information requested. We try to answer every pertinent e-mail that has considered these commonly asked questions:
Before contacting us keep in mind:
 
>Most orders ship in one business day. Items are shipped only by the postal service indicated. Next day and rush orders are unavailable Rush Orders
Phone orders are unavailable: The shopping cart is accurate, secure & orders ship quickly.
 
>An address or order can't be changed once it is placed due to security reasons. A refund will be issued if it has not shipped and a corrected order can be made More information
 
>We ship only within the USA.Export orders
 
>We are unable to give individual craft instructions and still be able to craft our own work. (we are primarily craftsmen) Please check our free Metal craft information
 
>Custom cuts & shapes are unavailable.Craft metal is offered only in the widths and lengths shown. Custom Orders   New items are added quite often to our site. We welcome inquiries & suggestions for new products.
 
>Also note e-mails are not instant messaging. Some sent may not get through the system until 6 hours later if there is high internet traffic. This happens especially with free or inexpensive e-mail accounts where mail is batch processed at off peak hours.
 
  Mailing address:P.O.Box 809 Trilby, FL 33593
Thank you,
Larry & Ron - craftsmen
the whimsie studio

www.whimsie.com
 
CRAFT METAL DEFINITIONS & TERMS
 
BULK METAL:   Save with our bulk metal prices for the crafts person. Metals offered by the running foot or yard are shipped in one length whenever possible.
 
GAUGE: Is thickness. The higher the gauge number the thinner the metal. See below for gauge charts.
 
HARDNESS: Basically how easy it is to bend or work. Hardness has more to do with temper than thickness.   A very hard foil can be stiffer than a very soft sheet metal twice the thickness.
             Medium Soft is pliable yet holds up for folding and hammering.
             Medium Hard is stiff, bends less easily and holds is shape better in larger pieces
 
 
Grades:   
               Commercial grade: New metal as it comes from mill with a rolled satin finish. It has some very light manufacturing ripples, scratches & color variations .   
 
               Reclaimed -Recycled: This unused older commercial metal often develops character from being in storage for up to 75 years. It has color variations (patina) and may have  scratches, finger prints, ripples and/or dents, but no holes. It is very usable at a good price. We find this metal too useful to scrap.
 
PATINA: The color that metal acquires with age and oxidation. All the metals we offer are raw with no wax or varnish and will gain patina over time.
 
Our metals can be buffed up to shiny satin finish with metal cleaners and a buffing pad. We recommend a powdered cleaner called "Barkeepers Friend" available in most grocery stores. A paste wax or clear varnish can be used to keep metal bright.  
 
Patina solutions (available at most hardware stores) can be used to speed the aging process. More about Patina
 
CRAFT ADVICE: More information on METAL CRAFT HOW-TO : Cleaning, cutting, forming, soldering & finishing
 

GAUGE Charts of thickness

for copper sheet & wire:

Gauge Is thickness. The higher the gauge number the thinner the metal.

 

*This chart shows approximate gauge thickness for wire to give a relative idea of different gauges.
The Gauge chart picture may not appear correctly on some computer screens due to different screen resolutions and page size settings.
 
Adjust your screen or estimate If this does not appear as one inch
 
We urge ordering a sample to see exact thickness and to get a feel of a wire. Nothing beats hands on experience.We do not accept returns unless a sample has been ordered first.
 
Order samples of copper sheet to see what works best. See our Copper Sheet Sample set
 
The lines may appear to be thin but the 18 gauge is considered metal plate. It difficult to bend and can not be cut with tin snips. A cutting torch or saw is used to cut this. The 18 gauge copper sheet is our heaviest and although it is soft metal it is our stiffest copper. It is shipped flat.
 
The 23-24 gauge sheet metal is heavy - traditionally used for roofs and range hoods, also known as: architectural sheet metal. It will last hundreds of years.
 
 
We carry only the sheet metals shown.

The thickness of our craft metals is approximate to these charts : as close as possible for sculpture and craft work where price is more of a consideration than scientific precision from length to length.
 
The 30 gauge copper sheets are a great hobby & crafts metal. It cuts with a scissors and can be folded easily by hand. And we are one of the few copper suppliers to carry this thickness for metal craft . It is great for garden copper markers.
 
These charts shows approximate standard gauge thickness and weight for wire and sheet and may not appear correctly on all screens.

 

GAUGE Charts for copper sheet & wire:
To see what we offer in these gauges click to see our pages:   SHEET METAL       TOOLING FOIL     CRAFT WIRE    RECYCLED METAL
 
 
 Gauge  Dimension (inches)  Pounds per Sq. Foot in copper sheet approximately*
 8  .128  5.12 ( heavy copper plating over 1/4 inch thick)
 12  .080  3.20
 14  .064  2.56
 16   .051  2.04
 18  .040  1.60 ( thick copper sheet called "plate" as in "plate steel")
 20  .032  1.28
 22 . 025  1.18
 23  .023

  1.00 pound per square foot approximately

standard heavy weight sheet copper for larger craft work, roofing and range hoods etc.

 24  .020   medium-heavy weight
 26   .016   .64
 30 .010  .40 medium weight sheet twice as thick as 36 gauge
 36  .005   .234 (heavy foil/ tooling foil)
 38 .004   .09
 

.0014


.0007

thin foil household foil- called heavy household foil
very thin foil - standard aluminum kitchen foil "tin foil"
CAUTION :HANDLE WITH CARE , Raw metals have sharp edges. Rolls and coils are tightly wound and may spring open. It is best to wear gloves when handling raw metal. The craft metals and hand crafted metal creations are not made for use by children.
 
Our metals are sold only for craft work; and they are not tested nor certified safe for electrical nor electronic uses, nor home construction , and they are not certified for food service, nor internal consumption. (Yes folks some actually ask if they can eat this craft metal!)

 

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