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setting tacks

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by Craig Johnson, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    So I was trying to come up with a way to set tacks without ending up with hammer blooms that I had to steam back out. I could use a hammer and nail set but didn't have a third hand to hold the clinching iron on the inside. Here is what I came up with. And here is the link to a video of it in action.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/67460997@N07/28589890305/in/dateposted-public/
     

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  2. shelldrake

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Great idea Craig, but what is the devise? Looks like a short Yankee screwdriver.

    Matt
     
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    Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

  4. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    I tried that a long time ago. Went back to my cobbler's hammer (wide, slightly domed face).
     
  5. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Craig, you don't need to steam out hammer blooms. Just wipe with water. They swell out easily.
     
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    Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Yes, that is what I normally do but every once in a while I come across one I missed and I don"t want to wet things again.
     

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