Well my welder is on the delivery truck and I am kind of really excited.
I've never welded before so I decided to build a welding table first to teach myself how to weld, and to get a good surface to work on for my brewing rig. I quickly sketched up some plans, a 3 x 4 foot 11 guage top surface along with 1" square tubing for the structure and got a quote from a local steel mill. They came back with $120! Seems WAY over priced for mild steel compared to the quote I got from online vendors.
So my question is where does everyone buy their metal? Mcmaster is too expensive, and I'd really like a local option, unless there is some really good online store. I live 30 minutes outside of Philly and can't really find anything.