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MAKERS! Get Custom Aluminum at Discount Prices June 19-21

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Experience the National Week of Making with steep discounts on custom waterjet cut aluminum from Big Blue Saw. During this week which celebrates innovation and ingenuity, we're making it easier than ever to turn your creative designs into real metal parts.

From Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 21, Big Blue Saw will be having a sale on aluminum 6061 waterjet cut from 1/8 inch (that's 0.125" or 3.2 mm) thickness. All orders placed through our online quoting system will automatically receive a quantity discount.

If you're looking for inspiration, find a National Week of Making event near you.

Let's take a look at how much you might save with a few examples.

This 21x21 inch robot baseplate is usually $114.40 in quantity 1. During the sale, it is only $56.05, a savings of 51%.

The nameplate you see above is typically $92.10 in quantity 1. During the sale,  you can pick it up for only $10.60, for a savings of $81.50.

This gearbox side plate shown above normally costs $92.10 in quantity 1. During the sale, you'll receive the quantity 10 price: just $9.93 for one piece. That's 89% off!

All the parts above and many more are featured on our examples page.

Looking Forward

Big Blue Saw is having a sale Monday, June 19, through Wednesday, June 21. Save as much as 89% off on custom parts from aluminum 6061 in 1/8" thickness.
 
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Get your CAD or PNG/GIF files ready and order with our online quoting and ordering system.
 

Martini Mover (Patent Pending) from Jeff Kinney

Summer is almost upon us, and it's time for a cooling beverage. But can you get it to your table without spilling a drop, or worse, dropping the glass? Have you ever had to move a set of martini glasses across a crowded bar? Or watched as a server attempted to navigate a restaurant with a bunch of margaritas without spilling any?

Jeff Kinney has a solution, developed with help from Big Blue Saw. You may remember Jeff as the winner of our Spring Design Contest. He's back with a new (PATENT PENDING) invention: a martini glass carrier. The Martini Mover is a solution to keep top heavy drinks safe.

Jeff developed both a 3-glass and a 6-glass design, as seen below.

 

To get to the current design, Jeff had Big Blue Saw make a few variations in acrylic, polycarbonate, and stainless steel before arriving at the current version.

 

 

 

 

The carrier also includes LEDs for a cool nighttime glow.

 

 

Not only can it move martinis with ease, it works great for wine and margarita glasses as well.

 

 

 

Balisong Folding Comb

According to Wikipedia, "A butterfly knife, also known as a fan knife and in the Philippines as the balisong, is a folding pocket knife. Its distinction is two handles counter-rotating around the tang such that, when closed, the blade is concealed within grooves in the handles. It is sometimes called a Batangas knife, after the Tagalog province of Batangas in the Philippines, where it is traditionally made."

Our customer Benjamin Kranking took the idea of the balisong to a new place: personal grooming. In particular, he used the balisong design to create a comb with help from Big Blue Saw. He told us "I liked the idea of owning a balisong comb, but most of the ones on the market were either cheaply made, or didn't close very well."

 

Benjamin chose  440C stainless steel in 1/8" thickness as the ideal material for the "blade". It's a corrosion resistant, hardenable material commonly used in knife blades.  We were able to source and waterjet cut this material as a custom order.

 

The folding hardware and handle was from a pre-existing kit from USAknifemaker.com.

 

Are you ready to create a new twist on an old design? Let us know!

 

Home Remodel With Steel Stairway Sections

Customer Mark Dias sent some photos from a remodeling project in a beach home on the Oregon coast. Take a close look at the stairway's steel handrail. Big Blue Saw waterjet cut several custom top and bottom plates from 0.375 (3/8) and 0.188 (3/16) inch thick hot rolled steed A36 based on Mark's designs.

 

 

 

Mark told us: "Your parts made it possible to create a refreshing modern stair rail system. I think the ordering process was great; I am an engineer by trade and sometimes I get tired of having to make phone calls for quotes and placing orders so please keep your ecommerce site as is!"

 

 

 

Have you done any home remodeling or construction work with parts from Big Blue Saw? E-mail us at info@bigbluesaw.com and your project could be featured here!

 

 

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