OK, I've found long hex head screws at Tractor Supply. I'll shorten and thread them, and they'll be fine, but just not to the eye ! It's not a 'high stress' usage (the item is pot metal), so I can grind the hex head shallower and bevel along each section a bit, so it won't bother the hand in handling. Thanks Canus, and All !Could you possibly get long screws that the thread doesn't go the full length and cut off the threaded portion? You could then thread only the length you need.