Originally Posted by sawdustfactory
Kenbo, you just don't give up do ya? ;-). Can you Canucks not get PSI kits? Or is it a customs/tax thing?
It's not in my nature to give up. Call it a personal quest to get all of you turners to post your projects in the showcase section so that everyone can enjoy them.
As far as PSI goes, our selection here (and I live in a major city) is limited. I can get the products on line, but we Canadians get screwed, blued and tattooed when it comes to shipping. Plus, in a lot of cases, our shipment is delayed because the government gets a hold of our package and tacks on another 13% for the Canadian HST (hated sales tax). You know, the government has to get their share. There are also customs fees involved sometimes.
Here's an example (not trying to hijack your thread)
I went to PSI's website and ordered a mechanism like you have used here in your project. Cost of the mechanism? $6.45. Once I was done with the order desk, I took a screen shot of the total cost.
And keep in mind, that our wonderful Canadian government can still tack another 13% on that plus customs fees. So with the 13% HST, that makes the total $36.96 and we haven't gotten to the customs fees yet. $36.96 for a $6.45 insert. Gotta love bending over and taking it up the