- Oct 24, 2009
actually i would expect to pay more than that for the block of aluminum it was made out of
Actually Killer B , here is what I do a lot.
Go to your local scrap yard, they will sell you all sorts of great hunks and chunks for just the price of the scrap metal.
I got 4 steel spars , 1 inch square, extruded hollow, 8 feet long, black powder coated from a pile for under $5.
I make signs as a hobby, it's insanely cheaper to get retired road signs from a scrap yard, than to order sheets of aluminum.
BTW scrap signs also are great for body work on cars.