This week I drew up some plans for a table based on the T-Slots system. I was using T-Slots because there is a supplier about 45 minutes from me and their on-line pricing is about the same as the 8020 garage sale for everything except for out-of-tolerance pieces at 8020 and I don't have to pay for shipping since I can drive over and pick it up.
When I got through to pricing the order I found that the fasteners were about 1/3 if not more of the total price. Is there any practical way of fastening these pieces together aside from using the manufacturer's connectors?
I am working with 1010, 1020, and 1030 extrusions.
I've been getting the 8020 stuff from their eBay listings:
Shipping cost, to my surprise, have been pretty low. They haven't gouged on the shipping cost like most eBay sellers.