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Here is a mild steel header I made for making copper nails (3/8 " x 1-1/2 " flat forged into a swage block for a dome). The square hole opening in the header is a frog hair over 1/8 " square, and I started with 3/16 " solid copper wire (#4). The nails are approx 7/8 " long and have about a 3/8 " head. This job only requires 56 copper nails, so I have a few left from the 20 made so far, not that many compared to the old days of making nails for a living.

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Nice looking nails! It looks like a lot of fun! Good looking headers... WOW you really domed them high! I like copper. I love handmade nails! You are a lucky man!

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you must be v pleased with them nails :) they are exceedingly pretty !

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Syd - standard nail making process. Forge square taper to desired length, head the nail in header.

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That's awesome!!! Jeremy

What type of project is it?


I may as well say it Jeremy, you nailed that one ;)


Very good Steve! I like that.

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This is a copper clad range hood for a kitchen that I had to make the 56 nails for (attaching the corner trim). The carpenters just need to put trim around the top next to the ceiling.

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Thanks -
Definately not a big job, but I really like the way it looks. Wish I had a kitchen that would warrant this style exhaust hood.

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