Dade City FL 33523
Fine Craft Metal for over 29 years
 
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 ALUMINUM WIRE 

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THIN SHEET METALS & FOILS  

RECYCLED & VINTAGE METALS 

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METAL CRAFT TOOLS & SUPPLIES 
How to SOLDER BOOKLET

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SALE ITEMS

CRAFT METAL & WIRE 

SAMPLE SETS

 
 
 
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 SAMPLE SETS OF Sheet metal & Foils:
Copper Sheet Sample set: One each of all 3 thicknesses of our copper sheet : 36, 30, & 24 gauge.
$12.00 set  
includes shipping by First Class Mail upgrade shipping
Size of samples: 36 gauge sample is 4x4.5 inch ,30 gauge is 3 x 4 & 24 gauge is 3x3 inches approximately
.
 
 
SAMPLE SET OF 5 COLORFUL ALUMINUM FOILS:
One each of  37 gauge RED, BLUE ,GREEN,
COPPER & GOLD Colored tooling foils
- 5 in all.   Samples are 4x4.5 inch each approximately
- colorful on one side and aluminum on the other side.
 
 
$12 per set of 5   
Includes shipping by First Class Mail
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Sample set of 12 different sheet metals
for Embossing & Tooling
One 4x4.5" sample each of our 3 tooling metals: 36 gauge COPPER, BRASS, & ALUMINUM
A 4x4.5" sample each of our colorful 37 gauge aluminum in RED, BLUE, GREEN , COPPER TONE & GOLD Colored
Plus A 3x4" piece of our 3 heavier tooling metals: 30 gauge: Copper, Aluminum & Jewelers Bronze and a 3x3" 24 gauge Aluminum sample
SAMPLE SET OF 12 Embossing & Tooling Sheet Metals:$29 set   
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Samples are listed with approximate sizes and may vary slightly larger or smaller. Samples are non retunable.

 

 
Sample set of 8 different
Aluminum sheet metals
For Embossing, Tooling & Craft
 
One sample each of all of our Aluminum sheet metals: 3x3" 24 gauge, 2x4" 30 gauge & 4x4.5" 36 gauge
and one 4x4.5" sample each colorful aluminum tooling metal 37 gauge in

RED, BLUE, GREEN , COPPER TONE & GOLD Colored

 
 Sample set of 8 different Aluminum sheet metals  $21 set: 
includes shipping by USPS First Class Parcel
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Sample sizes are approximate. Samples are non retunable
.

 

 
CRAFT WIRE SAMPLE SETS:
 
Sample sets of Aluminum Wire:Sample sets of Aluminum Wire:
 
Sample set of THIN Soft Aluminum Wire:
These are the sizes most often used in Jewelry and fine craft.
Sample set of each of the gauges of soft round THIN aluminum wire we offer above: 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 gauges.
Sample Set of 5 Thin Aluminum Wires: $14 set  
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Length of samples are approximately their gauge: 14 gauge = 14 inches, etc.
 
Sample set of THICKER Soft Aluminum Wire:
These are the gauges most often used in sculpture and medium craft work.
Sample set of the thicker gauges of soft round aluminum wire: 4, 6, 8, 9,10, 12 gauges.
Sample Set of 6 Thicker Aluminum wires: $16 set    
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Length of samples are approximately their gauge: 8 gauge = 8 inches, etc.
 
Sample set of MEDIUM STIFF Aluminum Wire:
Sample set of each of the gauges of medium stiff aluminum wire we offer above:9 ,10 ,12 & 16 gauges approximately
 
Some of this stiffer wire has slightly gray pewter color due to its recycled content but it easily polishes up to bright shiny.
 
  Sample Set of 4: $14 set  
 
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Length of samples are approximately their gauge: 16 gauge = 16 inches, etc.
Sample sets of Copper wire
Sample set Half Round & Square Copper wires
Sample set the half round copper wire we offer 6, 8 ,10, 12 gauges
 
And square copper wire in 10,12, 14 gauges
Half round & Square copper wire
Sample Set of 7: $27 set  
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Length of samples are approximately their gauge: 12 gauge = 12 inches, etc.
 
Sample set of 7 Thin Round Copper wires
Sample set the thin gauges of round copper wire
we offer: 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 & 26 gauge.
Sample Set of 7 Round copper wires Thin: $21 set  
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Length of samples are approximately their gauge: 14 gauge = 14 inches, etc.
 
Sample set of 5 Thick Round Copper wires
Sample set the thick gauges of round copper wire we offer 4, 6, 8 ,10, 12,gauge
 
 
Sample Set of 5 Thick Round copper wires: $18 set    
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Length of samples are approximately their gauge: 8 gauge = 8 inches, etc.
 

Thin Jewelers Bronze Brass Wire Sample set:

 
Sample set of all our thin gauges of round brass wire we offer 16, 18, 20, 24 & 26 Gauges - plus 21 gauge square.
 
These are the most used thickness of wire for jewelry and fine craft.
 
 
Sample Set of Six Thin Jewelers Bronze wire $16 each  
includes shipping by USPS First Class Parcel
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Length of samples are approximately their gauge: 14 gauge = 14 inches, etc.
 

Thicker Jewelers Bronze Brass Wire Sample set:

 
Sample set of each of the thick gauges of round brass wire we offer 6, 8,10,12, 14 & 16 Gauge.
 
These are the thickness of wire most used for sculptures, heavier jewelry and fine craft.
 
 
 
Sample Set of Six Thicker Jewelers Bronze wire$19 each  
includes shipping by USPS First Class Parcel
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Length of samples are approximately their gauge: 10 gauge = 10 inches, etc.
 
Sample set of Thin Nickel  Silver Alloy Wire:
Sample set of each of the Thin gauges of round nickel wire we offer above: 16, 18, 20, 22,24 & 26 gauges.
 
This alloy of nickel was created by jewelers to look like fine silver. It is a mixture of nickel with copper and zinc.
These are the thickness of wire most used in jewelry & fine craft.
 
 
 
Thin Nickel Silver Wire Sample Set of 6: $18 set    
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Length of samples are approximately their gauge: 22 gauge = 22 inches, etc..
Sample set of Thicker Nickel Silver Alloy Wire:
Sample set of each of the Thicker gauges of round nickel wire we offer above: 8, 10, 12, & 14 gauges.
 
This alloy of nickel was created by jewelers to look like fine silver. It is a mixture of nickel with copper and zinc.
 
These are the thickness of wire most used in Sculpture, Heavy jewelry & larger craft.
 
 
 
Thicker Nickel Silver Wire Sample Set of 4: $16 set  
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LLength of samples are approximately their gauge: 14 gauge = 14 inches, etc.
 
 
 
 
 HINTS ON HOW TO SAVE ON CRAFT METAL
 
     Here are some hints on how to stretch your craft budget.
 
>ORDER SAMPLES: The best way to save on craft metal: ORDER SAMPLES before ordering larger amounts and save costly mistakes . Though we try to describe items as clearly as possible..There is nothing like hands on experience. The line drawings for gauges may not appear the same on all screens...use the measurements & a ruler to see the exact thickness. Ordering samples at your first opportunity will assure successful projects.

>Buy LONGER LENGTHS- most items are up to 40% less expensive in longer lengths and shipping is far less per foot or yard.
>CHECK BACK OFTEN ON OUR SALE & CLOSEOUT ITEMS

>
OUR VINTAGE & RECLAIMED /RECYCLED CRAFT METAL IS MOST TIMES LOWER PRICED THAN THE SAME IN NEW METAL
 
>SUBSTITUTE: OUR ALUMINUM SHEET AND WIRE are the least expensive metal we offer... It can be painted any color including copper, brass, bronze - the best spray paints are available in auto parts stores- many of these are also available in most hardware stores. This way you can stock one metal and make it in several colors.
 
>Our Metal Crafting information can save materials by giving a background on how to work metals. Experiment on scrap pieces or samples.
 
 
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  HOW TO SOLDER Booklet & How-to Articles

Gauge Thickness chart & Information
 
 
Gauge Is thickness. The higher the gauge number the thinner the metal.
 
The chart below shows approximate gauge thickness for metal to give a relative idea of different gauges. It is in American Standard Gauge of Average wire gauge thickness.
 
 Gauge -Thickness  Dimension inches thick  Dimension millimeters thick

  NOTES

 2

 

.258 inch or
slightly over 1/4 inch thick

  6.54 mm
  VERY HEAVY THICK WIRE .For large sculptures & armatures- cuts best with a bolt cutter or saw.

 4

 
.204 inch

 5.189 mm
 THICK WIRE .For large sculptures & armatures- cuts best with a bolt cutter or saw.

 6

 

 .162 inch

 4.1mm
 THICK WIRE .For large sculptures & armatures- cuts best with a bolt cutter or saw.

 8

  .128 a little over 1/8 inch

3.26 mm
 

 9

   .114 inch

   2.91 mm
 

  10

 

.102 inch

  2.6 mm
 

  12

 
.081 inch 50

 2 mm thick
 About as thick as a standard wire coat hanger

 14

 

 .064 inch

a bit thicker than 1/16 inch
1.6 mm
 This and thicker is Considered PLATE METAL in sheet metal. as in "copper plate"

  16

 .051 inch

 1.30 mm
 

  18

 .04 inch

 1 mm
 A bit thicker than a standard paper clip in wire. Heavy PLATE METAL in sheet metal. as in "copper plate"

  20

.032 inch

.80mm
About the thickness of a standard paper clip.

  22

 . 025

 .65mm
 

  23

Photo shows Approximate thickness: 23 gauge

  .023 or 23 Mil

  .576 mm

 

Standard heavy weight Sheet metal for larger craft work, roofing and range hoods etc. In copper sheet it is 1 pound per square foot approximately.

For sheet metal it cuts with a tin snips or saw

  24

  .020 or 20 Mil

 .5 mm -half a millimeter

Heavy weight Sheet metal.

For sheet metal it cuts with a tin snips or saw

A medium fine wire for craft.

  26

  .016

 .40 mm
 

  30

 .010 also known as 10 mil
as it is 10/1000
inch thick

  .25 mm 1/4 mm
 Medium weight sheet - cuts with a scissors. twice as thick as 36 gauge below, But a very thin wire- not very strong

  36

 .005 also known as 5 mil
as it is 5/1000 inch thick

  .125 mm 1/8 mm

 Heavy FOIL: Standard Embossing & tooling & foil. Cuts with a scissors.

7 times thicker than household aluminum foil.

  38

 .004 approximately

  .101 mm

  Medium weight foil slightly lighter than above

Extremely thin wire

   45-50

 .0014

.0007
    thin foil- Household"tin" Aluminum foil- called
very thin foil -
standard aluminum kitchen foil "tin foil"
 
The Gauge thickness lines may not appear correctly on some computer screens due to different screen resolutions and page size settings.
 
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Or see the inch dimensions in the chart above on this page and compare with a ruler.
 
 
 
 
 
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