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Hardware source?

Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:31 am

I'm looking for a source of nice drawer pulls from Japan, do you guys know of anyone making such a thing?
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Re: Hardware source?

Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:07 pm

Brian wrote:I'm looking for a source of nice drawer pulls from Japan, do you guys know of anyone making such a thing?
Hida Tools in Berkeley, California carries some hardware. http://www.hidatool.com/hardware-and-tansu
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Re: Hardware source?

Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:31 pm

I saw their offerings, but can't discern anything from the photos.
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Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:02 pm

Brian wrote:I saw their offerings, but can't discern anything from the photos.
It's true that the photos on their web site leave a lot to be desired.
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Re: Hardware source?

Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:47 pm

What quality level are you looking at? Gold-leafed? Hand chased inlay work? Cast crap?
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Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:06 pm

Cast crap :p

I'm looking for something hand chased.
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Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:10 am

This place has the nicest tansu hardware:

http://www.nishikawa-shouten.com/

Look for the link to the catalog downloads.
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Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:16 am

Thank you!
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Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:01 pm

Glad you took my 'cast crap' comment in humor. Truth be told I'll aways prefer forged parts, but some cast stuff is okay, so long as it isn't trying to (cheaply) imitate a forged item.
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Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:01 pm

I feel the same with regard to most cast hardware. Ideally I would be hammering out my own stuff, but I'm a good ways from that. I found some stuff that looks pretty awesome on that site. Not sure which direction I will go for the current project, but I have another cabinet coming up where hardware is going to play a larger role.

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