Today I picked up the aluminum for the Thatcher nose wheel. The plans call for a 5×5″ 0.25″ wall thickness square 6060-T6 tube. I ordered mine from onlinemetals.com and picked it up at their Toledo location in person to save on shipping.
The material weighs six pounds for a 12″ length piece and I paid about $48 after tax. I’ll cut it down so I’ll have quite a bit of scrap quarter inch material to use if I need it anywhere.
Onlinemetals usually has a 10, 15 or even 20% promo code available via Email or as you’re shopping on their website.