Inventables is fantastic.
I’ve been building/making/hacking hardware projects for a long time. As I’ve done that, I’ve really benefited from online shopping for parts you just can’t find locally. Also, it’s hard for the guy at the store to wonder what the hell you’re doing with that thing that he can’t find in his catalog.
So, last year a company came up on my radar – called Inventables. I found their catalog to be interesting and even asked them about stocking bamboo for laser cutting. They were really helpful and got a price for me.
Recently I’ve been working on my Shapeoko based mill. I ordered it through Inventables. I needed some more Makerslide and they’d changed sizes for easier international shipping. I emailed them and they found some of the old stock for me! They even adjusted some quantities on my order and really went the extra mile to make sure that I got what I needed.
Seriously, these guys are really great to work with and purchase from. Also, they support open source projects like Makerslide. If you’re in the midwest like me, shipping times are fast!
Normally I don’t mention much about shopping, but these guys are doing a great job! Check em out next time you’re making something.