Arizona Area Metal Hobbyists

Valley metal is a group of machinists, hobbyists and tinkerers based in the Phoenix Metro Valley. Our members are from allover the state. We meet  every month (except December) to showoff our shops, what we've accomplished and hope to accomplish.Meetings are informal and are a great time to get to know each other andlearn 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.

The group has moved from Yahoo! Groups toGroups.IoAccess the group here



  Too far away to visit us in person?   Justclick the link above and WELCOME!


Club Sponsors Information
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AZ Metals   East Valley - Mesa    
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Industrial Metal Supply   Tempe/Phoenix Border    
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2020 Annual Family Picnic!!

March 7th at Daly Park in Tempe

Watch the Group.Io forum for details.

Safety glasses are required as machinery, the various stories &  BBQ are dangerous! 
Bring a chair if you want to sit comfortably!  Take it with you if you want to use it again...

Directions Request Link


Industrial Metal Supply 
Jason Mena & Roger Cundick

AZ Metals
Doug & Jill Cone


2020 Family Picnic Slideshow

2020 Meetings

January 4th20th year celebration meeting, weenies and fun!!
February 1stAnnual Swap Meet at Toolcraft
March 7thAnnual Family Picnic
April 4th
May 2nd
June 6th
July 4th
August 1st
September 5th
October 3rd
November 7th
December 5th













Past Years Meetings
2019 Meetings
2018 Meetings
2017 Meetings
2016 Meetings
2015 Meetings
2014 Meetings
2013 Meetings
2012 Meetings

2013 Meetings

2010 Meetings
2009 Meetings
2008 Meetings 
2007 Meetings
2006 Meetings
2005 Meetings
2004 Meetings
2003 Meetings
2002 Meetings
2001 Meetings
2000 and Earlier Meetings






Member Project Pages

Members links
Live Steaming Website
SteamLocomotive 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
ChaskiMetal Site
MetalShaper Site
Club Documents
Club Liability ReleaseDocument
Photo Roster    Updated 7/24/2017
Swap Shop!  
ResourceGuide  Updated 11/11/2019
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 InformationLink  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 thelayout 

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