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Rushton canoe tacks???

Discussion in 'Traditional All-Wood Construction' started by Michael Grace, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Michael Grace

    Michael Grace Lifetime Member

    Does anyone know where to get copper tacks of the style and small sizes that Rushton used for his all-wood canoes? I need very small tacks for fastening planking to planking at the lap joints on a smooth-skin IGO model. Also need slightly larger tacks for fastening planking to ribs.

    Both tacks are flat-headed copper. Smaller tacks have head diameter of about 3/16" and length of about 3/8". Larger tacks have head diameter of about 7/32" and probable length of about 5/8". I'd appreciate any help with sources.

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

  3. blades

    blades Curious about Wooden Canoes

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