Figure eight or desktop fasteners are impossible to find in Canada.
At least for me.
Any chance Lee Valley could start carrying them?
Your staff told me it takes 'forever' to get something added to your product
Ok - tell me who said that..... :)
It doesn't take forever - but finding sources isn't as straightforward as
many people think. As I'm currently the ONLY guy here sourcing and writing
hardware ( and I still have over 5000 pending items) - hardware tends to be
a bit slower... I can only manage about 800-1000 new items a year (I have a
few other responsibilities.....)....
Will push 'em up the list a bit.... sheesh.
(thanks for the suggestion)
Thanks Rob, I'm just glad to hear they are on the list.
Purely selfish on my part, I simply can't find a Canadian source for this very
useful fastener (nothing else really replaces it) and ordering from the US is a
Unless someone else knows of a Canadian source I will be forced to order from
the US. Probably end up paying $5 a fastener.<g>
It seems like a good idea, bit it's not a really complicated fastener.
Couldn't you make your own out of some thick sheet metal or other metal
device? Hell, I could cut some of them out of a corner bracket. Thickness
seems appropriate, width is about right and one of the existing holes is
already countersunk. Figure less than ten minutes a fastener using a
hacksaw, a drill and a file.
I guess it depends on how many tabletops you have to fasten. For me it's the
enjoyment of doing and never was/will be a profit driven thing. It *is* a
good idea though and I'll certainly remember it the next time I have a
similar item to fasten.
Hey, Jim... I'm in Saskatoon
If you can wait till May I'm headed to Californee-aye-ay for a week May
2 - 8. You could have them shipped to me at the hotel and I can bring
'em back in my duty-free and then ship to you parcel post for a cupla
I did that with a Steve Knight plane a few years ago and saved a bunch
Just not 50 pounds of the suckers, 'kay?
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