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Can anyone tell me where to purchase good quality wooden clothes pins? It's very windy where I live in Canada, so I need heavy duty ones, with tightly wound springs, like the ones shown here:
My husband is in Maine for a few days, but is having trouble finding them. Lee Valley sells clothespins. They're good, but not as heavy duty as I'd like, because the springs aren't tightly wound:
http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=63682andcat=3,67405andap=1 (but photo doesn't show the coils).
It looks like the links don't show up live, so have attached a screen shot of the first photo.
Go online to a store site that sells specifically to the Amish; they usually carry really well-made items.
If all else fails use the rubber coated metal wire chip bag clips. They're a bit more expensive than regular clothes pins but they're sturdy and will last forever. You can find them at a good price at dollar stores and often at Big Lots.
I found Lola 850 heavy duty wooden clothespins with 7 coil rust-resistant springs on Amazon, 50 pins per pack. They were out of stock at the moment, but it says they are on order. Lola is a common brand and can probably be found in Home Depot & similar stores, which would avoid shipping fees.
I have found that if there is anything you need and a good hardware store doesn't have it they will usually order it. Here I find clothes pins at Big Lots, Freds, and Dollar General. Good Luck