Anyone have some suggestions on getting steel for welding practice? I don't want to pay full price for good usable stock yet; I just want something I can make beads on for now and learn how to control the torch and filler before I start actually making things. I've tried calling steel supply places looking for scrap and drops; some only sell to scrap dealers, and one said I could poke through their scraps--but the only stuff they had that was small enough and suitable for my use was in the "samples" box in the sales department :ermm: I've emailed the local waterjet companies to see if they have scraps but no response yet. I've inquired at work about scrap materials but no response there yet, either. I have a couple of (quite rusty) pieces of rebar laying around; I guess they might be usable for stick welding practice? Any other suggestions on places to ask or unusual/creative sources for usable practice material? Eventually I'd like to move up to practicing on 4130 tube, but I'm not ready for that yet. I considered electrical conduit (cheap!) but it's galvanized (bad). Would hacksaw blades work?