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Tack sources

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Coanbu, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. Coanbu

    Coanbu Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I will be getting some tacks soon and was wondering if anyone had any opinions on the the ones from Lee Valley vs the ones Noah's? The price difference is trivial and the former are Brass and the latter are Copper.
     
  2. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Not sure what Noah’s or Lee Vally have for sale, but most of us order brass canoe racks from Northwoods Canoe, Island Falls Canoe, or factory direct from D. B. Gurney.
     
  3. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    makes no difference, but i would buy from Noahs likely you will need more supplies and they have it all, unlike Lee Valley
     
  4. Rollin Thurlow

    Rollin Thurlow member since 1980

    I have not seen Noah's tacks, but on their web site they describe their "Canoe Tacks" as "copper cut tacks". A copper cut tack is not a canoe tack. The taper on a canoe tack is much different and clinches much different.
    Maybe their "Canoe Tacks" do have the proper taper and beveled point but I would check before buying any. Maybe someone that has used them can clarify how good they are for canoe tacks.
     
  5. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    they are brass ive bought them when ive run out, they repackage them but im assuming they are gurney
     
  6. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    To put it all in focus, here are tacks, brass and copper from the sources mentioned in this thread.
     

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    Coanbu

    Coanbu Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Noah's is out of stock and did not know when they would be getting more in.
     
  8. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

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