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Nail Length (Fastening plywood to frame) PICS

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:30 pm
by areame
So I am finally to the point of epoxying and screwing the side plywood onto the frame of my Squirt. When I began to mark the spots for the nails, I stopped and checked to see if they would go through the plywood and the chine, and sure enough they seem a bit too long. The plans call for #12 1" nails, I have the barbed ones, but they extend past the plywood and through the chine. This is not a problem on the sheer though because the sheer is double laminated and has plenty of width. Here's a picture.

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So my question is, should I try and find 3/4" nails to use then? It doesn't seem right to have the end exposed, especially since I plan on leaving the inside natural.

Re: Nail Length (Fastening plywood to frame) PICS

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:46 pm
by upspirate
You could buy shorter ones, or just use screws.....I'd use screws

Re: Nail Length (Fastening plywood to frame) PICS

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:00 pm
by areame
upspirate wrote:I'd use screws

That's what it looks like I'll be doing, I can't find any shorter ones unless I order online. Should I stay with the 2" spacing or do you think I could go longer?

Re: Nail Length (Fastening plywood to frame) PICS

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:56 pm
by Bill Edmundson
Rule of thumb for nails is twice the thickness of the piece you are adding. I'd probably keep going and just grind off the point.

1/4" = 3/4" nail.

Bill