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Unread 02-20-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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Good place to find materials?

Hey all, I'm a photographer in New Brunswick, Canada and I'm wondering if anyone knows a good place in location or online, to find materials, such as clock parts and antique hardware? I've been working on a steampunk series with a few people, I know a few fashion designs so costumes have not been an issue, I just really need more props to build machines and background elements.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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Best places that I've found so far are just thrift stores and hardware stores. Random finds are the best though, broken clocks and/or pipes and fittings.

I haven't bought anything from a specific website or anything, don't know if I ever will.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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I've tripped up on things all over, but like Skeff said, thrift stores are one of the best places to find what you need. You won't spend a lot of money and can take things apart without feeling like you are ruining something expensive. Just wander around all types of stores, you never know when inspiration will hit.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 10:40 PM   #4
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If you've got 'em in your area, flea markets are goldmines. They're just above thrift store prices, but have a bazillion odd trinkets and stuff. Not so good for clothes, but wonderful for accessories.
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Unread 02-22-2012, 08:26 AM   #5
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Good to know, that's basically what I've been using for supplies so far
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Unread 02-24-2012, 09:35 PM   #7
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For clock works and parts have you contacted your local Clock repair I have a nice relationship with three folks here in Bmore and about every couple of months I stop by pick up stuff that they are going to throw out.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 04:48 PM   #8
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Clock repair, that's a good idea, I'll have to see if there's anyone local here that does that, thanks.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 06:49 PM   #9
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clock repair is good, thrift shops are good, and if your looking for types of metal tubing and sheet metal, a home appliance store is really good.
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