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Using Brass in Boatbuilding

Postby raymacke » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:23 pm

Here is a link to an article I found interesting about brass and bronze. Thought it might be helpful.

http://www.passagemaker.com/subscriptions/channels-e-newsletter/item/1513-don%19t-fall-for-the-brass-line
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Re: Using Brass in Boatbuilding

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:41 pm

Thanks Ray. Good reminder to older builders and new ones.

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Re: Using Brass in Boatbuilding

Postby Iggy » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:16 pm

Good article, thanks.

And besides all that, try even hand-tightening a brass screw into pre-drilled hardwood... odds are it will snap.

Bronze is all I will use, other than the odd stainless steel fastener where its exposed.

Brass is pretty but breaks if you breathe too hard on it!
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