Vendors

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Machines

The ShapeOko 3 is available from the manufacturer and various authorized resellers / distributors]. Plans are on the Shapeoko 3 wiki page, and machines may be self-sourced, so long as they are not sold commercially. (Example of the latter here).

Materials

Materials availability is a tradeoff between price and convenience.

Further considerations include local business practices and shipping costs.

Please list only inobvious / specialty sources. There should be no need to list specialized sources such as lumber yards which are easily found by a search engine (and even have their own specialized search engines: woodfinder.com (U.S.), UK Workshop). Usually sign and glass shops are willing to special-order sheets of material(s).

Here is a list of vendors sorted by geography, along w/ the items which they sell which may be suited for milling:

International

Australia

Europe/U.K.

Wood (U.K.)

U.S.

Most U.S. hardware and hobby stores will have displays w/ metal stock from KS Engineering.


Northeast

Maryland
Pennsylvania
  • The Restaurant Store --- HDPE cutting boards in 1/2"--1" thicknesses.
  • http://www.weaverind.com/ --- sells graphite blocks used for casting glass and other materials. Yard is open during an annual sale, allowing selection from their scrap piles.
  • Industrial Plywood

Midwest

  • Bagdad Lumber, Sawmill and Kiln 2932 Christianburg Rd, Bagdad, KY 40003

Materials (specialty)

Plastics

https://www.freemansupply.com/closeouts-us/machinable-media

Marine supplies

https://www.boatoutfitters.com/cut-to-size-black-king-starboard [25]

Plastics (engraving)

http://www.rowmark.com/distributor/europe/europe.asp [26]

HDU

https://www.foambymail.com/closed-cell-foams.html [27]

http://www.signfoam.com/signfoam.html [28]

Lithophanes

http://candlestonegifts.com/candlestone-store [29]

Wood

https://www.hearnehardwoods.com/

https://woodchuckswood.com/collections/thickness-1-4-inch [30]

http://www.dndhardwoodsonline.com/

http://www.rarewoodsandveneers.com/ [31]

https://www.bellforestproducts.com [32]

http://urbanwood.org [33]

http://www.ocoochhardwoods.com/ [34] [35]

http://www.walllumber.com/lum.asp [36] [37]

http://www.reisterstownlumber.com/

Bamboo

https://nwbamboo.com/bamboo-lumber/

Hemp

https://hempwood.com/product/48-inch-board/

MDF

http://packardforestproducts.com/products/wood-composites/spectratech-color-mdf/

https://trinityinnovations.net/product/colored-mdf-cut-sheet

Plywood

http://www.columbiaforestproducts.com/product/classic-core/ [38]

http://www.dndplywoodonline.com/

http://radicalrc.com/category/Wood-Foams-Materials-545 [39]

http://alleghenyplywood.com/ [40]

http://www.industrialplywood.com/04prod_cab_bamboo.html

http://www.thewinfieldcollection.com/product/Finnish_Plywood_Panels/Plywood

Impregnated Plywoods

https://www.cwp-usa.com/collections/spectraply-panel-10x35 [41]

http://www.coolhammers.com/color-ply.htm

https://www.cwp-usa.com/

https://frogblanks.com/

https://www.webbwood.com/ [42]

https://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/panel-products/concrete-forming-panels/building-materials/panel-products/concrete-forming-panels/3-4-x-4-x-8-tigerform-forming-plywood/1235020/p-1444441905347-c-13341.htm [43]

Jewelry and exotic materials

http://www.firemountaingems.com/ [44]

Synthetics

Ivory

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/tagua-nuts-5-piece

http://masecraftsupply-com.3dcartstores.com/Alternative-Ivory-col849TM_c_268.html


Corian/countertop material

https://www.solidsurface.com/products/surface/partial-sheet-overstock/

Hardware (specialty)

In addition to raw materials, projects often need hardware which is more easily purchased than manufactured. While some basic hardware will be available from any hardware store, specialty hardware, esp. for reproductions may have to be ordered from specialty shops.

Knobs

Brass

Nails

Hinges

https://www.cabinetparts.com/p/soss-hinges-invisible-door-hinges-UIPBH085-p46933 [46]