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Hello all,

I'm building a series of benches where I plan to attach bent laminations to the legs. I'll use screws, which will be exposed.

I'd like to use decorative round head screws. You know the type - tall dome head with slotted drive.

Just like these:

Lot Of 25 Vintage"NOS" #8 X 1" Solid Brass Slotted Round Head Wood Screws | eBay

I'd like a #6 screw (that head size is preferable for the size of my work piece) which are 1" long. I'd like them in steel.

I'd seen what my local hardware store sources. They don't have the pronounced dome or crisp sharp shoulder like the old stock. I also tried McMaster.com and Screwsandbolts.com . Both were a let down.

I can't seem to find any, anywhere. Not even on Ebay!

Any ideas?

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Am I missing something? You have a link showing what you want, and say you can't even find them on eBay. That link is TO eBay, and they are available.

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I want them in steel, not brass.

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Bolt Depot has the #6 x 1" long slotted round head wood screws in stainless or zinc plated steel https://www.boltdepot.com/Wood_screw...el_18-8_6.aspx
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https://www.mcfeelys.com/catalogsear...ad+wood+screws

They also carry the tapered square drive Canadian Robertson screws. Once you've tried square drive you'll want to throw all your other ones away.
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I.Hate.Slotted.Screws
At Fort DaninVan they go straight into the metal recycling can!
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I.Hate.Slotted.Screws
At Fort DaninVan they go straight into the metal recycling can!
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Me too...but since getting a small set of Wera screwdrivers (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1) for Christmas...i'm coming around. The few times I've used them, I've been impressed--especially after grabbing a Craftsman screwdriver first. Who'da thunk?

Back to the topic...Much as i'm a fan of McMaster, for this purpose you might try Lee Valley Hardware. I've not looked (I think SWMBO may have blocked their site!!), but they may have what you're looking for. You may even stumble into something else.

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Thanks for the replies. I'll give these a try.

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@Cherryville Chuck : Charles, I really like those Robertson screws too. So much easier to drive in and remove. Would like to see lots more of them but the USA won't be in a hurry to adopt them. Kind of like the metric system.

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uh...Shop Guy...

Robertson are EVERYWHERE here in Georgia. McFeeley's is famous for them and I'm thinking everything Kreg makes employs square drive screws.

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