Game of Thrones Houses As Metals

With the imminent arrival of the final season *wipes a tear away* we thought we’d pay our own unique tribute to this amazing series. Read on for our take on some of the Great Houses and what metals we think represent them best!

How do they make Cruise Ships?

Have you ever looked up at a massive cruise ship and wondered how those things manage to stay afloat? I know we do a lot here at the Seattle office, and given that the cruise industry continues to grow, and lots of metal is involved, we thought we’d take a look.

What Is Anodizing?

Strong, durable, corrosion resistant, and highly porous, anodizing is an electrochemical process that creates a thick protective finish on a piece of metal in a rapid and controlled manner.

Protobox: Prototype, Test, Teach

Protoboxes inexpensive ways to get numerous different metals in different sizes and shapes. They are also all new material, not scrap, so you can count on the quality of your mystery bag.

C172 Beryllium Copper

C172 Beryllium Copper is very similar to C173, which contains a small amount of lead. As such, C173 is easier to machine.

Material Focus – 4130 Round Bar

4130 is a popular high-strength steel alloy with a wide range of historical and contemporary applications. Find out what this metal can do for you and your projects!

mini cannon

DIY Mini Cannon Fires Away!

A friend of mine recently gave me this great little mini cannon he made. It uses actual black powder and fires a small lead BB. We decided a test firing was in order!

Fifteen Puzzle

Don Seeley, artist and long time customer of ours, decided to take the classic Fifteen puzzle stocking stuffer and remake it with beautiful metal and stone.

Popular Metals with Award Winners

One of our favorite things about 2018 was the 20 Years Strong competition! To this end, we wanted to look back at the most popular entries, and see what materials they used!

DIY Cuff Bracelet in Metal

One of our very talented customers recently sent us pictures of her beautiful jewelry designs. We were impressed and wanted to show you. Also, we want to show you how to make a DIY cuff bracelet yourself!