FYI Source for hinges, screws, box corners

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#1

I buy chicago screws, rivets, hinges and box corners from this place, thought I’d share the info.
https://ohiotravelbag.com

Where do you get your hardware?


#2

McMaster Carr. :grin:


#3

I can find 90% of what I need between McMaster Carr and Amazon, that last 10% can be a real challenge though as that means it is obscure so I collect links to places like what you posted. So thanx.

Two things I love about McMaster Carr are, they have a hub in ATL that means that I often have what I need in a day without special high-cost shipping. The other thing is they are not industry specific so they have a huge variety.


#4

You can also import MUCH of McMaster Carr’s catalog directly into Fusion 360 as 3D models, which makes it super-easy to design around parts.

And from time to time I’ll get hardware from Rockler when I’m picking up wood. They carry nice stuff, though a touch expensive compared to online.


#5

Oh yeah! Thanks. On my very long list of things to do is some studded leather bracelets for the teen crowd. And, that was right up on the home page when I followed the link.

Considering I told myself I would stop being sidetracked at 12, and it’s past that, I’ll go back there another time.


#6

For really special bits there is Skycraft and Acme in the Orlando area. They both have web pages, but if you are in Florida, or planning to visit they are a better attraction than Universal Studios. I used to live nearby and spent long hours and bunches of money as a certain percentage of what is there may be a limited time or amount or even a one of a kind and it might be there a few weeks or a few minutes as many things I was considering were gone while I was thinking about it.

The best of what is there never makes it to the web, but they are worth a look particularly if you are in Seattle or Australia or something.