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#1 posted 11-20-2012 11:46 PM

Joe: One of my side endeavors is to have a hardware store in my basement, and indeed I can usually scrape up just the fastener I need, whether wood screw or machine screw, brass, zinc, stainless steel, lag bolt, carriage bolt, I rarely have to venture out to get a needed fastener. The only way you can do that is by hunting…make it part of your travels, junk shops, discount stores, sometimes even Sears has closeouts of brass fasteners, awesome! Heck I even have rare 5-40 and 12-24 threaded machine screws, still in packages. You just can’t go to HD and find that stuff! If I was more O/C, I’d have it ALL perfectly sorted by now; but I got about 3/4 of it separated by thread, diameter, head type, metal type, and length. I don’t mind pawing thru the unsorted stuff, cuz I know what I got… And hey, I got cylinder locks, hinges, pulls, and other cabinet hardware, coming out my ears. I just can’t pass it up when I see it.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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