These Copper Burrs pair well with our smooth shank, copper common nails. Commonly used in lapstrake boatbuilding, these burrs will fit over a copper nail and then the tip of the nail is blunted over to create a copper rivet.
The gauge number on the burr is meant to correspond to the size nail that it is meant to be used with. However, many customers prefer either a tighter or looser fit, so in-between sizing is available and can be chosen with the drop-down box above. The handy measurement guide below will help determine which size burr you require. You can cross-reference it with the similar guide on the copper nail page.
|Burr Size||Inner Diameter (ID)||Outer Diameter (OD)|
I do some work on wooden boats - bronze and copper fastenings are often required. They are not cheap, nor should they be. But when I saw Fair Winds prices for SB wood screws and tried them out, I switched suppliers immediately. I've seen no difference in quality from fasteners for which I had been paying 1 1/2 to 2 times the price to the competition. A no-brainer. (Service is quick, too.)
Great burrs, tight fit on the nails.
I’m totally new to copper rivets. I got the #12 nails and #14 burrs. Seemed like it would be too tight but it worked. I haven’t tried it on my project yet, but I’m sure it will work as intended.
Dear Fair Wind Fasteners, I’m completely satisfied with my purchase of the copper burrs. I use them in my hockey skate repair work. They are top quality and sized accurately. Shipping was prompt. Thank you, you get a big thumbs up from me! Harry Lawler. Lewiston, NY