Dating antique nails

29-May-2020 20:51

So I designed an 1800's style wooden carrier, and used the last of my great grandfather's wrought iron nails.The carriers were very well liked, so I had to find nails that looked like the original, and Rockler had them.These are great and help add a antique look to any piece you want.Most of my use so far has been more decorative than structural so I pre-drill to avoid splitting trim pieces. We have a local micro brewery that I have become friends with and noticed customers trying to carry beer growlers (2L bottles) with some difficulty.

I wanted to use horseshoe nails to mount the sculpture, did not find those, but the wrought nails were a satisfactory solution - they look like they belong with the sculpture.

This could cause you to damage your wood when you bend them.

I used some recently that went through both pieces but strength was not critical so I just cut them off.

Everyone who has seen these nails was quite impressed with them.

Only Rockler offers anything quite like these and the price is right. When working on antiques one should make repairs with parts that keep the original item "original". My overall rating is "Good", however you must be careful to pre-drill pilot holes before nailing into soft wood such as pine.

I wanted to use horseshoe nails to mount the sculpture, did not find those, but the wrought nails were a satisfactory solution - they look like they belong with the sculpture.This could cause you to damage your wood when you bend them.I used some recently that went through both pieces but strength was not critical so I just cut them off.Everyone who has seen these nails was quite impressed with them.Only Rockler offers anything quite like these and the price is right. When working on antiques one should make repairs with parts that keep the original item "original". My overall rating is "Good", however you must be careful to pre-drill pilot holes before nailing into soft wood such as pine.I would need the 1.5", but my main question is does anything adverse happen when you hammer them in? Look at the picture and notice that the nail shaft is wedge shaped.