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doninvegas

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1177 days ago

I have been searching the net for a couple of day now but can’t seem to find #3 X 5/8 steel wood screws. I can find brass but I need steel. Does anyone know of a source?

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1177 days ago

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#2 posted 1177 days ago

Most of whats advertised as brass is just plated.

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#3 posted 1177 days ago

I had the same problem and ended up with stainless steel.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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doninvegas

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#4 posted 1177 days ago

OK, here’s the thing. I’m making lazy susan’s and when I need to fasten the base with bearing I drill a hole in the base and have to screw the base to the main (top) LS. It’s really a pain with brass screws. If I could get steel I could use a magnetic screw drive to install the screws.
Jim, Fastenall doesn’t sell these small screws and the other link I get an error when I click on fasteners.
Sandhill, where did you get the SS screws?

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#5 posted 1177 days ago

How about 1/2” screws the should hold well? I forgot you have to have an account with Lewis and company(wholesale)

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#6 posted 1177 days ago

Don,

Here is a link to a place that has your screws.

http://www.boltdepot.com/product.aspx?cc=3&cs=31&cm=7&cd=524

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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doninvegas

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#7 posted 1177 days ago

Thanks, Ben. I’ll give them a call. I’ll also check out WE. Haven’t been there since they closed the Gibson store.

OK, since I got a local on this thread I’m going to change the subject. Do you know of anyone in town that mills lumber? I have some 4×4 broad leaf maple I need to flatten. It’s 12 to 14 ” wide and I only have a 6” jointer. I need to flatten at least one face and one edge.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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doninvegas

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#8 posted 1177 days ago

Thanks, John. I was hoping to get phillips head screws but it I have to use slotted then so be it.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#9 posted 1177 days ago

90006A098, Mcmaster Carr

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#10 posted 1177 days ago

D_Allen beat me to it. McMcaster has them for about 4.35 for a pack of 100. Shipping will end up being around another 4 dollars.

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#11 posted 1177 days ago

http://www.mcmaster.com/#pull-out-resistant-wood-screws/=c4y7qb
Here’s the link for McMasters Carr.
If these guys don’t have it, you probably didn’t need it.

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#12 posted 1177 days ago

Just remember that true stainless isn’t magnetic and won’t work with your magnetic screw driver any better then the brass.

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Harry_Ch

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#13 posted 1177 days ago

Have you trried looking at Bolts Depot? They have a large selection of wood screw at good

http://www.boltdepot.com/Default.aspx

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#14 posted 1177 days ago

McFeeley’s has a good assortment in both plain and plated steel, but they start at #4.

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doninvegas

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#15 posted 1176 days ago

I just bought them from McMaster-Carr. Really wanted the phillips head but you get what you can.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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