Shutter control arm fasteners

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Forum topic by chadsworkshop posted 10-20-2014 01:30 PM 1975 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2014 01:30 PM

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Hi all,
My honeydo list includes a pile of 24 plantation shutters. I’ve been pricing things out and the control arm fasteners alone will be over $200 (Rockler and Shuttermedic prices). Has anyone come up with a cheaper alternative for fastening a shutter control arm?

Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 04-02-2018 05:16 PM

Old thread so I’m sure your shutters are done by now but just curious where you were getting those prices? Rockler’s shutter control arm fasteners are $10 for a pack of 50. I suppose you could make your own with some fine wire and a bending jig, but that would be a lot of time just spent cutting and bending wire. Not worth the time if you ask me.

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#2 posted 04-02-2018 07:39 PM

What are you meaning about “fasteners” As Mr useless sa a pack of 50 is $10 and that is for the nylon pins. Norm Abram has a great video on YOUTUBE for plantation shutters that I watched when I built mine. Good luck they are fun to build and quite rewarding when they are done

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#3 posted 04-02-2018 08:14 PM

The OP is referring to the fasteners for the control rod, not the nylon pins that the louvers pivot on. They are little wire triangle shaped doo-dads.

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