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Old 05-11-2011, 17:14   #31
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Re: What Screw Material for a Wooden Boat Restoration ?

Square nails get stamped out of a strip, that's a fairly cheap manufacturing process. Much cheaper than the machine work needed for a screw, threads and slotted (etc) head.

I was taught that any type of ferrous fastener, zinced, stainless, whatever, was not a good idea in wood because the iron content reacts with acids in the wood and always will cause graying, which is also corroding the wood. Non-ferrous fasteners will of course triple your budget or worse.
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Re: What Screw Material for a Wooden Boat Restoration ?

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Square nails get stamped out of a strip, that's a fairly cheap manufacturing process. Much cheaper than the machine work needed for a screw, threads and slotted (etc) head.

I was taught that any type of ferrous fastener, zinced, stainless, whatever, was not a good idea in wood because the iron content reacts with acids in the wood and always will cause graying, which is also corroding the wood. Non-ferrous fasteners will of course triple your budget or worse.
It's just thread drift.

The only ones I know that use ferrous fasteners any more (zinc plated BTW) are on the old fishing boats, that are bleeding rust all over already.
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Just ran across this old thread. We have a very good and affordable supplier of bronze boat screws, bronze carriage bolts, and custom bronze keelbolts in the marketplace. Shop here
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