Here are a couple of stores with fasteners aisles worth checking out, in no particular order.
Gilbert's Pro Hardware http://www.mrhardware.com/
Northside Hardware http://www.northsidehardware.com/
Deronne Hardware http://www.deronnehardware.com/
|For more on this subject, check out Witold Rybczynsky's book |
'One Good Turn, A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw.'
It's an interesting look at the evolution of hand tools,
fasteners the lathe and more.