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    Re: Where to find tiny wood screws?

    try google "Micro Self Tapping Brass"

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    Re: Where to find tiny wood screws?

    I use a Grex micro-pinner and stainless pins for a number of things. Works best in hardwoods, but in any case, is meant to be supplemental to glue. I doubt "self-tapping brass" would self-tap anything harder than butter on a warm day. In all such cases, pre-drilling a correct diameter pilot hole is mandatory. With most hardwoods, you might even break off miniature drills bits if they aren't high-quality cobalt steel. That isn't a random prediction, by the way. One more reason to shop McMaster or some other serious supplier. I even keep on hand a high quality high-RPM air drill to get small bits into hardwood fast fast before the alloy overheats. Resinous tropical hardwoods can break bits like crazy if they aren't heat-resistant cobalt.

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    Re: Where to find tiny wood screws?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    I use a Grex micro-pinner and stainless pins for a number of things. Works best in hardwoods, but in any case, is meant to be supplemental to glue. I doubt "self-tapping brass" would self-tap anything harder than butter on a warm day. In all such cases, pre-drilling a correct diameter pilot hole is mandatory. With most hardwoods, you might even break off miniature drills bits if they aren't high-quality cobalt steel. That isn't a random prediction, by the way. One more reason to shop McMaster or some other serious supplier. I even keep on hand a high quality high-RPM air drill to get small bits into hardwood fast fast before the alloy overheats. Resinous tropical hardwoods can break bits like crazy if they aren't heat-resistant cobalt.
    Much the same, I like to secure bits of hardwood with micro spectacle screws after creating a hole win a cobalt pin drill, these type of fasteners are very inexpensive on the bay. I think they are better than brass self tappers as they take a good grip in a hardwood hole of the right diameter. Sometimes a little glue on the thread if they are permanent.


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    Re: Where to find tiny wood screws?

    Suggest using a type A thread stainless steel sheet metal screw. These work very good in wood.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/sheet-metal...-type~pointed/


    Bernice

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    Re: Where to find tiny wood screws?

    I get mine from China via eBay. Just put in the size you want... lots of choice.

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    Re: Where to find tiny wood screws?

    #2 X 1" Nickel Plated Steel Round Head Wood Screw
    https://www.tone-kraft.com/2-x-1-nic...ad-wood-screw/
    Ditto brass flat head
    https://www.americanintegratedsupply...SWFSB002101000

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    Re: Where to find tiny wood screws?

    Go to a good hobby store that has a electric train section.
    Walthers is also a good source and have a great catalog of small hardware and tools. Walthers.com

    Hope this helps.

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