Arizona Area Metal Hobbyists

Valley metal is a group of machinists, hobbyists and tinkerers based in the Phoenix Metro Valley. Our members are from all over the state.  We meet  every month (except December) to show off our shops, what we've accomplished and hope to accomplish. Meetings are informal and are a great time to get to know each other and learn new techniques.  The group has a swap meet once a year in February and a family picnic in March.  If you're in the area,  join us at one of our meetings.

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Club Sponsors Information
These businesses help us make things!  Help them stay in business!
AZ Metals  
East Valley - Mesa    
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Alibre CAD Software
Awesome 3D CAD/CAM Software
"Buy it once, own it forever!"

Industrial Metal Supply  
Tucson & Tempe/Phoenix Border    
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2023 Annual Family Picnic


Saturday March 11th  Starts at 11am, Ends at 1:30pm

We will serve food (Brian's smoked pulled pork!) about 11:30am 

The Club will provide the main dish, water, soft drinks, plates, utensils. We ask that each club member bring a side dish or dessert to share as we have done in the past. 

There will be door prizes dontated by AZ Metals and Industrial Metal Supply!


See our forum for details

(Must be a paid member)





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Member Project Pages

Members links
Live Steaming Website
Steam Locomotive Simulator
Marty Escarcega's Metal & Wood site
Rick Sparber's web site  
Bill VanOrden's Telescope, ham radio & Metal Working site
Neil Butterfield's Site 
Neil Butterfield's Tools & Accessories  - Warning, very cool stuff ahead....
Other Web Communities
Metal Meet - Metal Shaping site
Chaski Metal Site
Metal Shaper Site
Club Documents
Club Liability Release Document
Download Page    
Photo Roster    Updated 7/24/2017
Swap Shop!  
Resource Guide  Updated 2/12/2021
Club Contacts
Marty Escarcega - our founder, Groups Io Owner & Manager
Bill "Beevo" VanOrden - Secretary
Bill "Beevo" VanOrden - Treasurer
Gene Neigoff & Bob Sanders - Instructional Support & Gurus
Bob Sanders - Wisdom, Support
Bill "Beevo" VanOrden -Webmaster and Forum Manager
Lester, Terry & Boyd Sanders - Tool Craft (Annual Swap Meet location)



























 Non Club Related Events of Interest

Weekly Computer Swap Meet:  Sunday mornings starting around 7am or so and running until "I don't know"  Assorted computer and non-computer related items. On Indian Bend at the east side of the Pavillions (between Pima and the 101 on the South side, in Scottsdale)

Maricopa Live Steamers
 Maricopa Live Steamers: at the Adobe Western Railway Information Link  They are located on 43rd Avenue across the street from Wet 'N Wild Waterpark just south of Pinnacle Peak Road in north Phoenix.  It is about 2 miles west of I-17 and a mile north of Loop 101
Enjoy free train rides between noon and 5 p.m. every Sunday. Fun for the whole family.  They offer four different 30-minute rides over more than seven fourteen miles of 7.5-inch track on one of the largest club railroads in the country. Map of the layout 

 Check with them for hours
. They are closed between Memorial Day and Labor Day due to the heat.