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Copper Cut Tacks, copper flat head tacks
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I want to confirm the head size on the following item, is it 1/4"? NCT1/2 -- 1/2" Length

Asked on 01/05/2012 by g s

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The 1/2" copper cut tack head is 3/16" on one side and 7/32" on the other. I measured several. none are exactly round. Each is a bit oval, some with a slight sharp (although not square) edge as theygo around from the thin to the longer side. I Also measured the 3/8 tacks & the 3/4" heads while I was it it. Same head configuration & measurement.

Answered on 01/09/2012 by MARY TRAYNELIS
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I took out five tacks and measured them. The head is oblong on all I measured. Norrowest part was 1/4" and longest was 3/8".

Answered on 01/06/2012 by JOHN DRUSENDAHL

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Correct, with some variance as the heads are not precisely round.

Answered on 01/05/2012 by LYLE BOGART

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I don't use the 1/2" tacks, but I use the 5/8 and 3/4, and yes the heads are 1/4" diameter.

Answered on 01/06/2012 by PATRICK DIETRICH

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YES

Answered on 01/06/2012 by JAMES WHALEN

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There is slight variation between tacks and the heads are not perfectly round but , within 1/32" they are 1/4" in diameter and almost all are pretty close to exactly 1/2" long (counting the thicknes of the head).

Answered on 01/05/2012 by ROBERT PROCTOR

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I measured the tacks and the head is a little under 1/4": (~0.215").

Answered on 01/06/2012 by PATRICK WILLIAMS

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I purchased the 5/8" and the 3/4" and they both have 1/4" heads. I would imagine that the 1/2" do as well.

Answered on 01/11/2012 by JIM RAY

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Beth Stuart : Yes , they are slightly irregular - about 1/32 less than 1/4 inch. The ones I have would definitely fit within 1/4 inch space, but would probably not be exactly flush. They're great! I use them for nailing canvas to frames for artwork.

Answered on 01/09/2012 by BETH STUART

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the railheads, when viewed from the top, are roughly oval in shape... more like a rounded rectangle. the dimensions vary from nail to nail, as they are rough cut. but almost all nails have a head that measures 7/32" x 9/32 ".

Answered on 01/07/2012 by PACKEY VELLECA
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Are these tacks copper-coated steel so that they can be picked up by a magnetized tack hammer? Thank you for your answer in advance!

Asked on 01/18/2015 by Sherrie McGraw

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Nope...solid copper.

Answered on 01/18/2015 by FREDERICK WALL
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They are solid copper. So they acannot be picked by a magnetiic tack hammer.

Answered on 01/18/2015 by JACK MAYEAUX

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No, they are solid copper.

Answered on 01/18/2015 by STEVE LEE

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no .... these tacks are some sort of strong cooper alloy....and worked well for me

Answered on 01/19/2015 by JIM PITMAN

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The tacks are solid copper and are a delight to use, because I know they will last without any special treatment.

Answered on 01/22/2015 by GEOFF TYSON

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No, they are pure copper, and very sharp.

Answered on 01/19/2015 by GORDON BILYARD

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Just read your question about being able to pick them up with a magnetic hammer. Don't know. Never tried. Just picked them up one at a time. Seems to me that if you could, you would still have to use your other hand to clear the hammer head and hold them. Seems to me that you are not gaining anything.

Answered on 01/18/2015 by RON BULL

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No problem with the tacks. I used them in my rebuilt canoe. They are used to tack down the ribs I steamed and replaced. Did about ten ribs without any problems with the tacks. I used a one pound dumb bell weight for the clincher, the rounded end against the tack as it came through the plankING and the rib. I held the weight as some one else hamered. If I need some more, I will purchase from the same company.

Answered on 01/18/2015 by RON BULL

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These are solid copper tack and work very well for clout nailing. Happy boat building

Answered on 01/18/2015 by FRAN¥Ë_¥Ë_??¥Ë_¥Ë_?¥Ë_¥Ë_¥Ë_OIS LEBLANC

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No...they are copper through and through. Make sure you hammer straight, or you'll bend them.

Answered on 01/18/2015 by JAMES DIERKS
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will these oxidize?

Asked on 08/25/2012 by Undisclosed

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Yes, they will oxidize as anything else made out of copper. However copper oxidation is quite different than iron's. Commonly copper will last a lot more with just a superficial layer of oxidized material. That's the reason copper fastenings are used to keep together wooden boats. You can find out more in the copper entry of wikipedia.

Answered on 09/06/2012 by MARIO TAPIA
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They absolutely will oxidize. They develop anywhere from a bright blue to a dark green color depending on the environment and elements that they are subjected to.

Answered on 09/06/2012 by ROBERT BURKETT

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Yes they will oxidize, they will turn a brownish color, but what they will not do is to rapidly oxidize- as in rust. They will be a solid in 50 years as they are today, unless you subject they to acidic substances. Ordinary water will not effect them. If you use them in some situations they will turn green due to acid in the substance they are nailed into or if outside the may react to acid rain.

Answered on 09/06/2012 by RICHRAD PEASE-GRANT

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Yes they will, but it will take a little time...unless you use one of the patina finishes commercially available..(.green patina, or a darkening solution)

Answered on 09/06/2012 by RUSSELL ALLEN

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Yes ,Copper tacks will tarnish when used on the boat and in marine leather work. Some people like the traditional look. Others polish or laquer the heads once instaled insted.

Answered on 09/11/2012 by AARON WOODALL

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I used these tacks to attach a rubbing strip around my 8' pram. I'm not sure what you mean by oxidizing, being copper they have tarnished to a deep brown color. If I stored my boat in salt water I'm sure that the tacks would turn green depending on contact with the water, spray, etc. They're not plated or coated with anything.

Answered on 09/06/2012 by PATRICK WILLIAMS

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yes

Answered on 09/10/2012 by PATRICK DIETRICH

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Yes. Unless protected from the elements, it seems that all copper products will oxidize over time. Of course, for folks who like copper, this is not a bad thing, as the oxidate looks good & protects the metal from further deterioration.

Answered on 09/07/2012 by ROBERT WALSH

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Yes, if there's nothing covering them. In my limited experience, the tacks are covered by varnish or paint. Either protects them. If exposed with no protective shield, they'll oxidize over time. In my copper garden pots, I enjoy the patina. To clean, I just use vinegar. Others may tell you more for extended use in various conditions.

Answered on 09/06/2012 by MARY TRAYNELIS
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is this size and weight tack good for artist stretching canvas. I have not been able to find a copper tack with a sharp point?

Asked on 12/21/2013 by Undisclosed

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I can tell you that they are SHARP! Don't stick your hand into the box with any force or you'll be sorry. I am using them for canoe restoration, but I think that in the correct length they would be good for stretching canvas over art frames, just like they are good for tacking stretched canvas over a wood canoe frame.

Answered on 12/22/2013 by GORDON BILYARD
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Yes these do work for stretching canvas. Depending on what type of wood is used for the stretcher may cause you to use a different length?

Answered on 12/21/2013 by AARON TURNER

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Yes, these will work well for that.

Answered on 12/21/2013 by LYLE BOGART

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Yes. They're a great size for stretching canvas. That what I use them got and they're perfect.

Answered on 12/21/2013 by HOWARD FONDA

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Yes. That's exactly what I use them for. Buy with confidence.

Answered on 12/23/2013 by KATIE LIDDIARD

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This tack does have a sharp point for copper. Works great in soft woods, but will bend. I was using hard wood and some holes I had to drill first. Hopes this helps.

Answered on 12/22/2013 by JAMES SUTTON
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I am replacing a couple of 1/2" plywood planks (below water line) on my 1964 chris craft sea skiff aside from the bronze screws attaching the planks CC used what appears to be 1 1/4 cut tacks and then peened them over. Will the 1" tacks work or should they be long enough to peen over? unfortunately Jamestown longest tacks are one inch. what do I do?

Asked on 07/22/2013 by Roy Bench

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Good idea Stuart thanks. I could peen these over or use a rove or burr fastener I would guess.

Answered on 07/22/2013 by Roy Bench
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Thanks Lester will search for longer tacks or may as Stuart suggested use copper or bronze ring shank nails.

Answered on 07/22/2013 by Roy Bench

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When building a Rushton at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the late Dan Sutherland got me in touch with a friend of his who still makes Copper Clench Nails. I bought some at 1 1/4 and 1 1/2". He had some larger than that. Try Faering Design, East Middlebury, VT. 802-388-8692.

Answered on 08/07/2013 by MARY TRAYNELIS

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They will need to be longer as they should be peened over for proper holding

Answered on 07/22/2013 by LESTER DAVIS

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Roy, Peening the tacks is important for holding, especially with a tapered fastener like these tacks. I suggest going with bronze ring nails instead of the 1" tacks. You can then decide wether to peen them over or not. They will hold very well. Good luck, Stu G

Answered on 07/22/2013 by STUART GUNN
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How would these work for leather are they close to a #3 ferrous tack.?

Asked on 04/08/2013 by Richard Ingels

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I use them for leather and they work great

Answered on 04/11/2013 by JAMES BITTNER II
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I use them to fasten artist canvas stretched over stretcher bars or a wood frame. They've held up for years.

Answered on 04/10/2013 by MONTGOMERY TRIZ

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I am using the tacks to attach canvas to wood panels. Sorry, I can't help with your leather application.

Answered on 04/10/2013 by TIM TURNER

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I don't know what a #3 ferrous tack is. I use mine as decoration and to hold down leather I use for hinges on small wood cases I make for my hobby. If I had pictures of that stage it would illustrate better. I'm going to make more later on if you are interested.

Answered on 04/10/2013 by CHARLES ROMAINE

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Yes, same thing only copper. These are "cut" tacks, very sharp. Same style they have made for 100 years. I use these often for restoration work.

Answered on 04/10/2013 by RUSSELL ALLEN
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are tacks only sold inn pound quanties ?

Asked on 05/07/2015 by Richard Cogswell

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No, some stores have them bagged, Home depot, Lowes, Wal-mart. Tacoma Screw

Answered on 05/07/2015 by ARDY CAREY
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The tacks sold through Jamestown are only sold in 1lb lots. Smaller tack sizes can be purchased through John Wilson who makes shaker boxes in Charlotte, MI John is singlehandedly responsible for the rebirth of the shaker oval box. He owns a turn of the century tack making machine He is well published in various woodworking magazines Google him John Wilson, Boxmaker

Answered on 05/10/2015 by chris picard

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yes. so the number of tacks in a pound box will vary depend on the size of the tacks. i.e. there are more tacks in a box of 3/8" size tacks than in a box of 1" tacks, for instance.

Answered on 05/18/2015 by MAHO YOSHIKAWA

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I believe I have seen them sold by the count, but a Google search would be the best way of identifying your options.

Answered on 05/08/2015 by Scott Fredrick
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I have a teak boom gallows and I'm thinking of leathering the three crotches. Would the 3/8" tacks be appropriate and should I drill undersize pilot holes first or just tack the leather on? Tom

Asked on 08/08/2014 by THOMAS KOEHL

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Tom, I think the tacks would be appropriate if they are long enough. Depends on the thickness of the leather, I don't see any need for pilot holes since the tacks are very sharp. I hope this helps. Steve

Answered on 08/09/2014 by J STEVEN JENSEN
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sorry, don't understand the problem...don't know what a boom gallows is. JM

Answered on 08/09/2014 by jack McAllister

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No need to pre dril the holes, unless the wood is really hard. My guess is they would hammer in just fine.

Answered on 08/09/2014 by DAN REED

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I attach leather upholstery to Mahogany with these. I never have to pre-drill.

Answered on 08/09/2014 by JACK MAYEAUX
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when nailing copper nailing fins to wood, should I use only copper nails or any common roofing/shingle nail?

Asked on 07/26/2012 by Mike Chilcott

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Copper nails for any type of copper would be my choice. Dis-similar metals typically cause corrosion problems. Just pick the appropriate size. Also consider a size smaller pre-drilled hole for that soft copper nail. If you're steaming the wood immediately before nailing, the nail can get through successfully in thin cedar, for example. A copper tack won't go through hard oak in my limited experience.

Answered on 08/10/2012 by MARY TRAYNELIS
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It's a good idea to not mix metals when in the presence of water. It can hasten deterioration by galvanic action. Stu

Answered on 08/05/2012 by STUART GUNN

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dissimilar metals will present a problem, I'd use a heavier copper nail, these didn't hold up well for me

Answered on 07/29/2012 by CHARLES JOHNS

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Better to keep with the same metal to avoid corrosion!

Answered on 07/29/2012 by JOHN FOWKE
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how wide is the head of the copper cut tacks with 3/8 length?

Asked on 11/28/2011 by Undisclosed

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I used the 1/2" copper cut tacks. The heads on the 1/2" tack is 1/4". I have never seen the 3/8" tacks and would only be guessing as to the size of the head. My best guess as to the size would be about 3/16". Hope this helps. J.D. Kennedy

Answered on 11/30/2011 by J.D. KENNEDY
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The head is not perfectly round. Just a little oval. The smallest part is 3/16" . The wider part is about 13/64". The shaft is in the center on all I looked at. Good Luck.

Answered on 11/29/2011 by JOHN DRUSENDAHL

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0.25" +/- the heads are not precisely round, so there's some variation.

Answered on 11/30/2011 by LYLE BOGART

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16-Mar

Answered on 11/29/2011 by JORDON SUTHERLIN
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