- Feb 7, 2019
- Miramichi, NB, Canada
Not sure what they charge for nails but I purchase a lot of stuff from Cornwall in the UK. Prices are good and the shipping costs don’t put you in the poor house. That’s where I find the major block in ordering from the states. The product price is often good but then to get it across the border is another story. One might say outrageous.I made some progress on the upper hull planking today. Changed the bit on my drill to a size larger for the Yellowheart wood and the nails go in easier and don't bend so often. I also leave the Yellowheart in the steam box longer so it will bend easier, and clamp it in a form jig to keep it in shape until dry. It seems that I'm not too old to learn something after all! Just happy to be making progress, small though it is. I must say, this hull is eating up these little Brass nails like a sponge, the small packages of 100 doesn't go far, I purchase them from a supplier in the US and I am running out yet again. Anyone know of a supplier that sells larger packages at a decent price. I will need several 1,000's more, and money is tight.
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