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3/4" Copper Nails

Discussion in 'Traditional All-Wood Construction' started by Paul Nelson, Mar 10, 2021.

  1. Paul Nelson

    Paul Nelson Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Does anyone know where I can buy 3/4" copper nails for the new ribs in my Peterborough Runabout? I haven't been able to find a source of supply anywhere. The 1" nails I used on the previous boat leave about 7/16" of nail to be clinched as the ribs are 3/4 x 3/8, spaced 2 1/2" o.c. They work, but 3/4" would look much better and be more appropriate. Thanks, Paul
     
  2. David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Paul, you'll have to search a lot, 3/4 would have been nice for a dinghy I was building. I went with 7/8 from http://www.piperboatworks.com/ they make them on the old original machines. Their not common copper nails but real clench ones.
     

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