Brass screws

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  • #8993
    Florian
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    Hello,

    are brass screws as expensive in the UK&US as they are here? Here in home depot I pay around 1 Euro per screw. They are already polished but they don’t seem to offer the rougher ones Paul showed how to tune-up in his blog which are probably not as expensive.

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #9010
    Ken
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    Florian…….I pay £1.54  for a 100

    #9011
    bobeaston
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    Hi Florian.

    Coming to woodworking through the door marked “boat building,” I’ve used a lot of fasteners from “Jamestown Distributors” in Rhode Island. Most of my fasteners from them have been silicon bronze which is stronger and more durable than brass, and slightly more red in color. I just checked their screw fastener category and find #10 by 1″ silicon bronze screws at $22.50/100. Brass of similar size is about $21/100. Here’s a link to their screw fastener page.

    Of course, I’m sure there are many other suppliers with similar prices in the U.S. I mention Jamestown only because of my very good experience with them. I have no other connection with them.

    #9012
    Florian
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    Thanks, Bob and Ken! Ken, never complain about the price of timber again. Bring your brass screws to Germany, sell them for the local price and buy some oak before you go back home. A win-win-situation 😉

    Bob, I found your blog while doing some research on the frame saw. Maybe you would like to share your experience in a thread here on how to build one. I think many of us would be interested!

    Florian

     

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #9016
    Steve Follis
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    Really nice blog Bob, I have plans to make a canoe, and dreams to make a sailboat one day!  Thanks for the lead Florian.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #9052
    Florian
    Participant

    You’re welcome Stephen!

    I found that the brass screws are much cheaper online here as well. 200 for 16 Euro. 200 from home depot would cost a fortune. Ken, I wonder if the 100/£1.54 are brass or just brass finished?

     

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #9053
    Ken
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    Florian…….They are brass buddy. I have just tried to check the site I got them from but is gone. I wonder why

    #9055
    Florian
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    Do you polish them?

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #9056
    Ken
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    Nope I cant see the point if they are hardly seen.

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