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don galfur

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Tiny copper nails
« on: November 19, 2009, 05:45:56 PM »



   Hello
   I have been searching for small copper nails to adorn the mahogany planking of a steam launch I am building;  I have not had much luck in the usual hobby sources here in the States. Small Parts has small rivets but head is 1/18 of an inch. I am looking for something around 1/16" head diameter and 1/14 " long but length is not critical. I would prefer/need solid copper. Thanks for any suggestions.
Dave
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Re: Tiny copper nails
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 05:58:48 PM »

Are you sure you mean a fourteenth of an inch long ?
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don galfur

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Re: Tiny copper nails
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2009, 09:10:28 PM »

      Thanks so much Richard. The link will do the trick. They have just what I need. ( yeah 1/4")
       Dave
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Re: Tiny copper nails
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009, 12:00:03 AM »

Pins is the magic word here, as DD poiints out.
I think copper may be too soft and brass is the way to go.

The head size can be an issue.
I bought some nice (but expensive) pins from the model dockyard, the head is tiny and can be pushed below the surface of the wood easily.
I bought some nice (but half the price) pins from expotools (I think) they have  roundheads that sit proud of the timber.
This may be worth thinking about.
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JohnReid

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Re: Tiny copper nails
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2009, 12:34:34 PM »

What I did on my 1/72 Victory was make my own out of copper wire.Cut the wire in short lengths,sand the head flat,drill a slightly smaller hole and hammer them in. :-))
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Re: Tiny copper nails
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2009, 12:37:42 PM »

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davidm1945

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Re: Tiny copper nails
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2009, 05:41:07 PM »

What I did on my 1/72 Victory was make my own out of copper wire.Cut the wire in short lengths,sand the head flat,drill a slightly smaller hole and hammer them in. :-))

Er....exactly how many did you just "hammer in"?

Dave.
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Re: Tiny copper nails
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2009, 11:34:22 PM »

About 15 per plate! ;)
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truman06

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Re: Tiny copper nails
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2011, 05:05:53 PM »

Would wire work without heads?
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