The Countdown to Maker Faire Bay Area is On!


Canal street plastics, NYC

Canal street plastics, NYC

2342386852 19Cfba388C
2342391876 70F99Bd328
Canal street plastics is next up on my list of places for makers in NYC, this place seems to have been here forever as stocks every type of acrylic known to humankind.

2342395542 Bee0Bf3D89
2341563091 3560F2Bc66
Their prices aren’t (usually) cheaper than getting things from McMaster Carr, but I’ve visited Canal street plastics for specialty items and last minute sheets for laser etching/cutting many many times – more photos here, Flickr.

Editor’s note: Mobile post sponsored by Windows Mobile. Only the links and voice that appear in the mobile post box (below) are part of the campaign on MAKE – pt.

10 thoughts on “Canal street plastics, NYC

  1. Reilly says:

    Those chrome semi-spheres in the last picture would be great for making a Sputnik replica! (Something iv been meaning to do for a while!)

  2. says:

    Prices no cheaper than McMaster-Carr including shipping?

  3. Peter Kirn says:

    Hurrah for Canal Plastics, indeed!

    Anyone remember the similar place that was a couple of blocks away that closed? (I hope this place *stays* forever, though not necessarily hopeful…)

  4. PetroleumJ says:

    “…next up on my list of places for makers in NYC.”

    Where’s the rest of the list?

  5. ranjit says:

    The similar place a couple blocks away was Industrial Plastics – I was there for their very last day!

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

current: @adafruit - previous: MAKE, popular science, hackaday, engadget, fallon, braincraft ... howtoons, 2600...

View more articles by Phillip Torrone
Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 30% off early bird ticket sales ends August 31st, 2023!

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Prices Increase in....