The following is a list of suppliers you will find useful.
3902 Middlefield RD
Palo Alto 424-1044
art supplies Open Saturdays and Sundays
101 & Whipple (east)
Redwood City, CA 369-2526
Aluminum sheet, Aluminum tubing, Aluminum extrusions, Brass, Stainless steel, Stainless theaded rod, threaded fasteners, some plexiglass, steel sheet, steel tube, steel angle iron, steel shapes, junk, used cutters, used big gears, used big electric motors Large yard, expensive, will cut to size for a fee. You can wander around and see what is available. On items they have but don't understand, you can get a great deal. Otherwise they are expensive and price things according to daily whim.
Alco Iron & Steel
1091 Doolittle Dr.
San Leandro, CA 94577 (510) 562-1107
Probably the best all-around place for aluminum and steel. Good prices, but a bit of a drive.
Allied Iron Arts & Crafts
Belmont, CA 591-6555
hot rolled steel, cold rolled steel. Excellent supply of hot and cold roll.
Aluminum REM Center
3185 De La Cruz Blvd, unit B
Santa Clara, CA 95054 (408) 748-0666
Aluminum and stainless steel. Pretty good price and selection.
Applied Industrial Technologies
990 Rengstorff Ave
Mountain View, CA 968-8316
Seals, O-rings, Oillite Bushings, Plastic Bushings, Snaprings, Rubber tubing, thread adhesive (locktight) Sometimes not too helpful, and frequently enforce minimum quantities.
210 Phelan Ave.
San Jose, CA (408) 275-1990
wood - hardwood and softwood. Great selection, good prices, nice people
Barron Park Plumbing Supply
377 San Antonio
Mountain View, CA 948-7160
Pipe fittings -- abs, pvc, brass, steel, pipe. Great selection
440 Convention Way
Redwood City, CA 365-1444
Pneumatic supplies, Pneumatic tubing, valves, fixtures.
2450 Pulgas Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 324-1654
hot rolled steel, cold rolled steel, steel sheet, common structural steel shapes $25.00 minimum, reasonable prices, close by, helpful yard staff, open 8-5, Mon-Fri. Any cuts you might need are expensive.
147 Maiden Lane
San Francisco, CA 392-2910
fabric, thread, notions, patterns Huge selection, good prices. Open 9-6 Mon-Sat. and 'til 8 p.m. Mon & Thur.
Bruce Bauer Lumber & Supply
134 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View, CA 948-1089
Decent selection of woods, and wood finishing supplies (oils, sandpapers, etc.) If you're looking for hardwood, drive the extra few miles to Minton's Lumber down the street.
California Paint and Wallpaper
360 California Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 326-9285
House paints, wood finishes, spray cans -- krylon Somewhat expensive, but close and complete
Cambell Precision Sheetmetal
3535 Victor Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054 (408)369-8497
Complete sheet metal shop. Very friendly, tell them you are a student.
2245 Old Middlefield
Mountain View, CA 969-5291
Custom transfer lettering and logos (INT's)
3261 Kellar St.
San Jose, CA (408) 988-6500
Variety of plastics, delrin, styrene, lexan, polycarbonate, abs. sheet and tube. Great prices
1411 W. El Camino Rl.
Mountain View, CA 94040 (415) 967-5515
Science products, nature products.
D & J Hobby
96 San Tomas Aquino
Campbell, CA (408) 379-1696
Hobby and craft supplies. Best hobby store in the area -- like San Antonio but bigger
San Carlos, CA 591-2651
endmills, drills, machine shop supplies, slitting saws, O1 tool steel, reamers, measuring tools, ball endmills, centerdrills, dowel pins nice folks, good selection of tool steel.
Berkeley, CA (510) 549-3000
Lots of hardwood and softwood. Will cut to limited sizes.
982 El Monte
Mountain View, CA 968-8707
jewelry making supplies, rocks, foredom and dremel bits, lapidary supplies Off El Camino Real (right side if you are going south) near Office Depot and McDonalds.
4085 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 494-1416
clothing, appliances, household goods
3500 Ryder Street
Santa Clara, CA 95051 408- 732- 1573
Electronic components, Electronics. Very good prices.
1062 Linda Vista Ave
Mountain View, CA 969-0510
Just like Halted. Lots of electronic surplus, and other wacky stuff.
Fremont, Ca. (510) 490-8620
Large diameter PVC. 20' lengths only, $2.00 to $3.00 / cut
2860 Spring Street
Redwood City, CA 368-1388
new and surplus equipment,NiCad batteries, gel cells,chargers, Excellent selection.
910 S. Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 340-1622
Produce raised graphic and lettering plates for embossing and stamping. Quick turn-around
1355 Shoreway Road
Belmont, CA 592-8097
electronics, electronic components, integrated circuits, board level computers, computer accesories, memory chips, switches, electronics tools, electronics enclosures, fans, cables, heat sinks, Call in your order from their catalog. You cannot browse through their stock.
Belmont, CA 94002 592-7725
Domestic Hardwood, Exotic Hardwood, Hardwood plywoods, Edge banding, Veneers, Hardwood flooring, Staircase materials, Wood finish oils, Large, exotic selection of hardwoods and veneers. Don't miss the veneer room... Will not cut any wood - buy it as you find it.
31100 Wiegman Rd.
Hayward, CA 510-487-2700
Tubing - Alloy, Carbon, Stainless, Aluminum Tubing - Alloy, Carbon, Stainless, Aluminum
L & M Tool and Die
San Carlos, CA 591- 5701
compression springs, belleville springs, wavy washers, curved spring washers, thread inserts, mold springs Very sensitive to uninformed students wasting their time. Know the stock number of what you want before you call!
Lusk REM Center
3433 De La Cruz Blvd
Santa Clara, CA (408) 980-9598
Aluminum remnants. No minimum order.
1988 Old Middlefield
Mountain View, CA (650) 969-2323
Welding supplies, Brazing supplies, compressed gases, leather gloves, over center clamps Knowledgable, friendly staff. Complete, professional store.
P.O. Box 54960
Los Angeles, CA 310-692-5911
misc. hardware, hand tools, electric motors This is a mail-order vender. They will give good service if the part is in stock. Their time estimates on backordered items are unreliable. The catalog is in the shop, it is 2000+ pages and unbelievable.
700 Santa Cruz
Menlo Park,CA 322-8844
Power cords, paint, appliances, plumbing supplies Well stocked general hardware store
2301 Industrial Parkway West
Toll Free: (800)700-2839
Franchisee: Terry Moody
All metals, no minimum, delivered.
Metals Heat Treating
1061 Douglas Ave.
Redwood City, CA 368-4131
Case hardening, Aluminum heat treating quick, good, and mildly expensive
455 W. Evelyn Ave.
Mountain View, CA 968-9201
lumber, plywood, hardware, hardwood, masonite, nails, threaded fasteners, glue Slightly overpriced, but well stocked lumber yard. Good selection of hardwoods. Good service and will cut hardwood to any requested size. Reasonable prices.
New York Fabrics
435 San Antonio Ave.
Mountain View, CA 948-5300
fabric, sewing supplies, thread, notions, buttons Huge.
Olander Supply Co.
144 Commercial Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 408-735-1850
threaded fasteners, screws, nuts, washers, bolts, press-on plastic thumb screw caps, heli-coils, allen wrenches, metric fasteners, allthread, dowel pins, shoulder screws Well stocked and willing to sell small quantities. Expect to wait for up to 15 min. in line.
Oliveri and Sons
1985 University Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 322-1995
Paint - Automotive lacquers, fillers, sandpaper Located where Hubbard Paint used to be (for the old timers). Amazing selection of colors and supplies.
2110 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 365-7373
Hand tools, Plumbing supplies, House paint, screws, nuts, bolts, threaded rod, misc. hardware, electrical supplies, lamp parts, sandpaper, rope, tubing Middlefield store is near Woodside Rd. Sunnyvale-Saratoga store is best.
777 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Rd.
Peninsula Building Materials
Redwood City, CA 365-8500
Sand, Plaster, Chicken wire, Fire clay, Portland cement, Yard tools
2676 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 325-3491
Springs, Hand tools, House paint, misc. hardware, rope, yard tools. Hardware - general
6842 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-800-243-6125
misc. hardware, small gears, miter gear differentials, shafting, metric threaded fasteners, threaded fasteners This is a mail-order vender. They will give good service if the part is in stock. Their time estimates on backordered items are unreliable. The catalog is in the shop, it is worth looking through just to see what is available.
PK Selective Metal Plating Inc.
415 Mathew Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050 (408) 988-1910
Hard and soft anodizing. Good selection of colors.
2626 E. Bayshore Prkwy.
Mountain View, CA 94043 (415) 968-0100
ABS, acrylic, Plastic sheet, Plastic rod, Plastic tube SRT = Sheet, Rod, and Tube Small pieces only. High prices but will cut small pieces to order and has plenty of hard to find stock on hand. No minimum order and will accept credit cards .
Polymer Plastics Corp.
645 National Ave.
Mtn. View, CA 94043 (415) 968-2212
Plastic sheet, Plastic rod, Plastic tubing, Plastic film, Plastic fabrication, Delrin, Nylon, Teflon, ABS, Tygon, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Noryl, PET, Phenolics, G-10, Glastic, Polyethylene, UHMW, Mylar, Polyurethane, Fishpaper Have available a wide selection of fabrication processes. (415) 968 - 2218
1047 N. Fairoaks
Sunnyvale, CA 408-744-1111
plastic, ABS, Acrylic, Plexiglass, Polycarbonate, delrin, styrene, formica- plastic
1000 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA 408- 998- 5900
Electronic components, Electronics. Best full line store.
Quilting Bee & Fabric
221 Main St.
Los Altos, CA 948-8077
Check out the "sale" room.
R. S. Hughes
1162 Sonora Ct.
Sunnyvale, CA 408-739-3211
Adhesives, Abrasives, Safety supplies, Double stick tape, 3M products Good stock on hand.
248 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 329-8081
electronics, electronic components, clocks, radios, electronic kits, integrated circuits, computers, computer software. Like 7-11 is to food. They always ask your address, so think ahead and be creative.
3001 S. Shannon
Santa Ana, CA
4917 Dawn Ave.
E. Lansing, MI 48823 800-367-8793
Red Stuff,REN Shape 450 also rencothane castable polyurethanes and epoxy molding materials. Full boxes of three 16" x 60" x 2" planks only. Price for 1 box = $693.00 10/7/91
San Antonio Hobby
San Antonio Shop. Ctr.
Palo Alto, CA 941-1278
Model building supplies, Model airplane engines, balse wood, dremel accesories, music wire, small wheels, living hinges, Model railroad supplies, small plastic sheets, Brass tube Hardware - mechanical
San Carlos Paint
1664 Industrial Way
San Carlos, CA 595-2210
automotive lacquers, fillers, sandpaper, tools. Great selection, will mix colors.
Santa Clara Color
211 S. Whisman
Mountain View, CA 965-4040
Paint, Automotive paint, painting supplies, lacquer Surface Treatment - supplies
Scandic Springs, Inc.
901 Montague Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577 (415) 352-3700
Precision mechanical springs, in house fab. of springs, leaf spring, torsion spring Very friendly and helpful staff. They will give you free samples if you sound like you know what you are talking about.
Sequoia Brass and Copper
2289 Industrial Pkwy West
Hayward, CA 94545 (510) 887-5525 or (800) 362-5255
Good selection of brass, copper, aluminum, stainless, and bronze.
Sherry's Western Ceramic Supply
San Carlos, CA, 592-2333
ceramic clay and supplies supplies for kiln wash (kaolin and flint)
Redwood City, CA 366 - 5786
Polane polyurethane primer, texture paint.
Shop Tools, Inc.
Palo Alto, CA 494-8331
endmills, drills, machine shop supplies, slitting saws, O1 tool steel, reamers, measuring tools, ball endmills, centerdrills, taps, wet or dry sandpaper, scotch brite sheets, cutting oil, tool cabinets, grinding wheels Catalog in the shop. Full line of cutters and shop tools. directions: 101 South exit San Antonio toward el Camino, left on Charleston ; left on Commercial Shop Tools is on the right
Small Parts, Inc.
P.O. Box 381736
Miami, FL33238-1736 305-751-0850
Rod ends, small threaded fasteners, hobby supplies, misc. hardware, small plastic stock, balls and spheres of different materials This is a mail-order vender. They will give good service if the part is in stock. Their time estimates on backordered items are unreliable. The catalog is in the shop, it is worth looking through just to see what is available.
1402 S. 1st. St.
San Jose, CA (408) 294-1487
wood - hardwood and softwood Best all-around lumberyard in the area.
Palo Alto, CA 494-6995
Plating, Anodizing, no hard anodizing. Minimum charge is $35.
Spectrum Powder Coating Company
2694 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063 367-4940
Powder Coating. Open M -F 8 am - 5:30 pm
Tallman's House of Foam
150 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 327-4300
foam, sponge rubber, foam mattress material Friendly folks. You might check out their dumpster if you don't mind getting dirty.
312 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 962-8430
Acrylic, plexiglass, glazing ploycarbonate, colored plexiglass, plexiglass tubing, solvent cement, fiberglass supplies, latex, resin, plastic buffing compounds, textured plastic lighting panels, plastic letters High retail pricing. Willing to cut plastic to size.
Tools & Gages
960 Terminal Way
San Carlos, CA 591-5383
endmills, drills, machine shop supplies, slitting saws, O1 tool steel, reamers, measuring tools, ball endmills, centerdrills full line of tools and cutters.
Triangle Machinery & Tool
1051 Commercial Ct.
San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 452-8666
Metal cutting tools, Endmills, Taps, Reamers, Drills, Motors (ac/dc), Gears, Pulleys, Ball Bearings, Casters, Specialty hardware, Pneumatics (valves, solenoids, cylinders), Muffin fans, Blowers, High vacuum equipment, Springs, Hose fittings, Pipe fittings, Control devices Hours: Mon. thru Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (408) 452-8667
267 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 328-3500
Art supplies, drafting equipment, press-on letters, markers, framing supplies. 10% Stanford Discount
House of Fabrics
1295 Veterans Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 367- 0600
fabric, thread, sewing supplies, notions, buttons
348 Montague Expr.
Milpitas, CA 95035 408- 942- 5432
electronic components, electronics, meters, heat shrink tubing, integrated circuits, cables. Slow service, full line.