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NewOldHome
Source for Oval Head screws?
NewOldHome

I have old (duh) brass hardware and I would like to replace the old slot-bit screws with Phillips head. It is pretty easy to find little ones like #4-#5, but I am looking for larger ones as well, #6-#10, 1"-2". I also do not need 1,000, just maybe 40 or so.

also, some small-ish chrome screws would be awesome too.

So in summary I would like to find

Brass screws
- preferably antique finish
- oval head Phillips
- #6 - #10.
- 50 or less per type

Chrome
- #4-#8
1/2 - 1"

(No offense, but please don't suggest places to go unless you know they have them. I have scoured the Net like crazy.)

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: Source for Oval Head screws?
Sombreuil_mongrel

http://www.blacksmithbolt.com/store/c/144-Slotted-Oval-Head-Brass-Wood-Screws.aspx
No offense, but I'm not searching their site for you; if you have looked there and not found them, you probably won't find them anywhere. As far as chrome, plan on plating them yourself. They have very low prices by the piece.
Casey

ed21
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ed21

I've seen oval head stainless steel screws in marine (boat) stores. The usually have bronze and sometime brass screws. Other than local stores try West Marine.

Mastercarpentry
Re: Source for Oval Head screws?
Mastercarpentry

If you're in a largish city, there will be at least one 'nut and bolt' supplier or an 'Industrial supply' house in your town. That's your best bet for small quantities and what they have may surprise you. Some have a minimum charge so be thinking of all your hardware needs to get your money's worth if they do this.

The internet has anything you want on it but that can also be the problem when it gets flooded with 'similar' items in your search from all over the world. I use it only for extreme bargains and things I can't source locally. Support your local businesses or they may not be there next time you need something right now instead of a few days from now!

Phil

NewOldHome
Re: Source for Oval Head screws?
NewOldHome

Thanks for the responses. BlackSmithBolt looks awesome, huge selection, just what I was looking for!

I did look at West Marine, and they may be able to fill in as well.

Not being in a large-ish city, I am at the mercy of kind, knowledgeable souls like yourselves to guide me to the sources.

As pointed out, its easy to get bogged down with thousands of marginally useful sites in the quest for the good ones.

NewOldHome
Re: Source for Oval Head screws?
NewOldHome

one more comment, I realize looking at the BlackSmithBolt site and others that it is likely polished nickel that I need, not chrome. This conclusion is based on the numerous shiny items out there with nickel as one of the options (along with brass, bronze etc.) I learn more every time.

ed21
Re: Source for Oval Head screws?
ed21

Nickel isn't quite as shiny as chrome plated.
Kitchen hardware is more likely to be nickel rather than chrome.
In general I think polished nickel looks nicer unless chrome is the look you want.

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