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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Too far away to visit us in person? Just click the link above and WELCOME!
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 Groups.io forum for details
(Must be a paid member)
|Past Years Meetings
|2000 and Earlier Meetings
Member Project Pages
|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 Liability Release Document
|Photo Roster 7/24/2017
|Resource Guide 21
|THE LAST PAGE!
|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.