Specialty Retailers

Tools & Fasteners

Tools are any equipment for buildings, regardless of the type of making it is used for. You'll find dealers for soldering irons, 3D printers, wood-working, welding, etc.

  • Weller - www.weller-tools.com - Weller is a well known, long-lived supplier of quality soldering irons and related tools.
  • Fastenal -
  • Willams Bros - - High Quality Tools
  • Ace Hardware


Circuit boards, resistors, capacitors, Arduinos & Raspberry Pi's, LEDs, etc.

  • Adafruit - www.adafruit.com - More expensive, but definitely better quality parts and service. LEDs, servos, Arduinos, etc.


Plastics can be sheets for the laser cutter/engraver, or stock for building projects.

  • Plastic-Craft - www.plastic-craft.com - A reputable dealer of plastic shapes/materials, tools, and adhesives.


Wood could be sheets that are good for the laser cutter/engraver, or boards/panels for projects.

  • KenCraft Company - www.kencraftcompany.com - A highly recommended dealer of hardwoods in the Toledo area that has an online store and ships throughout the US.
  • Lezzers' Lumber


  • Altoona Pipe & Steel -
  • Chambersburg Pipe & Steel -


Some places to get addition components to expand your computer's capabilities, or to do custom mods.

  • Performance PCs - www.performance-pcs.com - One of the best custom modding & watercooling retailers.
  • NewEgg - www.newegg.com - One of the better known places for computer & computer component deals. Look for their "Shell Shocker" daily discount deals.

Arts & Crafts

  • Michael's
  • Jo-Ann Fabrics
  • KnitPicks - knitpicks.com - yarn & equipment for knitting & crocheting
  • Ravelry - ravelry.com - patterns as well as knitting & crocheting social network