Ok, so I'm North of Denver on business this week and have a few hours
to kill before my flight home. My coworker and I decide to drive to
Boulder. We heard it was picturesque and needed to grab some lunch
Just driving around looking for city center. Get into an area that
looks interesting, and turn into the first big lot to park and then
walk around. Get out of the car, turn around and see:
McGuckin's Hardware: World's biggest hardware selection.
The man-dar hits again! The place was pretty awesome. Like an old
time hardware store on Steroids. Could've killed the whole day there.
They probably had as much woodworking stuff as Woodcraft (OK, I know
that's not setting the bar real high...), plus tons of other tools and
all the plumbing, electrical, hardware, etc. you could want. Not real
heavy on power tools, but hand tools galore.
Couple of examples: They probably had 200 hammers, including the good
stuff, like Vaughan (sp?). You know how you go into the Borg after
some heat shrink tubing and they have a little pack of assorted size 6
inch pieces, all black. McGuckin's had probably 15 colors, each in a
bunch of sizes and lengths. I saw a bunch of Veritas stuff, Japanese
saws, and on and on. The most amazing thing to me, was the number of
people working there. It seemed like there must have been a hundred!
I'll bet 20 people asked me if they could help me find something in
the hour I was able to spend there.
Stop in if you get to Boulder.
Here's the web site, but it doesn't come close to doing the store
Maybe this is old news to this group, but thought I'd pass it on.