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08/09/2006 08:03:30 AM · #1
Hopefully someone over there in the states can help me out.

After plenty of searching I cannot source 1/4" wing nuts (or similar) at anywhere near a sensible price here in the UK.

If one of you kind folk on the other side of the pond would kindly send me 5 of the little beasts (should fit on a standard 1/4" tripod camera mount thread) I'll happily transfer the needed funds via PayPal

Cheers :)

Darren
08/09/2006 08:37:32 AM · #2
Your probably going to have to know what thread you need as well. A great website (although not always the cheapest) for all things industrial is mcmastercar.com perhaps they have what your looking for. I am not sure of thier shipping policies however.

When you say for the standard tripod mount, you mean the screw that goes into the camera body? If so, I am going to be out and about tonight, ill grab my tripod top and see what I can find.

Larry.

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08/09/2006 08:39:36 AM · #3
Originally posted by Kaveran:

Your probably going to have to know what thread you need as well. A great website (although not always the cheapest) for all things industrial is mcmastercar.com perhaps they have what your looking for. I am not sure of thier shipping policies however.

Otherwise most of the hardware stores here have wingnuts etc, if you can varify the thread you need im sure they can be sourced pretty cheap.

Larry.


1/4" UNC would do the job :)
08/09/2006 08:40:28 AM · #4
If I'm not mistaken the correct size would 1/4 x 20 for a standard tripod mount...

I would think that any hardware store should stock that as a fairly standard item.
08/09/2006 09:05:50 AM · #5
Originally posted by astropilot:

I would think that any hardware store should stock that as a fairly standard item.


This is very true over there but alas here in 'Metric World' things are not so simple - M6 is just not the same :/
08/09/2006 09:15:07 AM · #6
lol - I can just see 100 american DPCers going out and buying 5 wing nuts and mailing them to colda.
08/09/2006 09:33:32 AM · #7
Have a "5 wing nut" challenge and then we'll all have plenty to send.
08/09/2006 11:05:12 AM · #8
bump

anyone?

please PM me if you can help :)
08/09/2006 11:37:55 AM · #9
I can get these if no one else has. I have a mini-tripod I can take to the hardware store to check. Do you only want wingnuts? These items cost only $0.05-0.10/each USD, so shipping is more than the items -- it's best to overbuy ...

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