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Craig Morris 115/04/2009 01:14:07
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I am building a traditional oak porch, the main framing  will be mortice and tennon joints and pegged.  The roof rafters are oak and I want to fix the tile battens to the oak rafters, if I fix these with the framing nailer using standard ring head framing nails will they have a reaction with the oak in the same way that steel nails do and discolour the oak.  Can anyone out there help
Thanke Craig
Malc16/04/2009 20:25:25
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I'm sorry but I dont know the answer to this query but I thought I would reply as nobody else has. I suspect that you are right to worry about standard ring head framing nails. I'm not sure if galvanised would be better as I dont know how oak reacts to galvenised nails. I'm sure that someone on here knows the answer and at least my post keeps you at the top.
Doug16/04/2009 21:26:53
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Firstly i doubt (though i may well be wrong) That you framing nailer would fire the nails in sucessfully, i`m presuming your using seasoned oak?
As for nails i`d go for stainless, though if you can`t get them long enough, & if the porch isn`t too large, i would consider drilling & screwing with stainless screws. Again i`m presuming your using seasoned oak.
Oddjob16/04/2009 21:29:24
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Have you thought of using oak "nails?"  Drill battens and rafters and hammer in tapered pegs.  The pegs are easily made from squate stock with a sharp knife.
Mike Garnham17/04/2009 10:38:58
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Nothing metal other than Stainless Steel is suitable for green oak. Stainless Steel nails are available, but you may have to knock them in with a hammer!! This shouldn't be too onerous on such a small area. Green oak will eat ordinary nails in very short order, and although galvanised nails will last a little longer, they won't last long enough.
I like Richard's idea, too.......that is a good old-fashioned method, which you probably will have read about to your kids in "Little House on the Prairie"....
Ron Davis17/04/2009 17:13:52
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Hi Mike Are you with us again
Mike Garnham17/04/2009 17:36:39
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Occasionally, Ron.....
I can't get my home computer to sign me in properly, and at work, where signing in is easy, I should be working!
But I do have to keep an eye on things in case the power goes to Sparky's head!!!!
Mr Maguire17/04/2009 18:33:17
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Hi Mike,
Your too late...the power has well and trully got to Sparky, the whole forum is doomed.
Good to see you're back anyway.
Sparky17/04/2009 21:14:08
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Big Al17/04/2009 21:26:50
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Yeah Mike, the power's gone to marc's head, he he. Good to hear from you again. How's the melting cabinet coming on?

Mike Garnham18/04/2009 16:08:50
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I've not done anything different, but for the first time in months I have been able to log in without typing everything out manually. I didn't do anything different, so maybe somebody fixed something.
Al, Richard....reparky: you knew it would, though, didn't you? Before you know it he'll have taken over the site, then the magazines, then all of Fleet Street, then Downing St, then the UN. Its a slippery slope .....
See you soon!
George Arnold18/04/2009 17:11:23
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 Good thing if he does, then perhaps I could get the WHS exclusive offer , and he could not make a worse job of Downing Street.
Wecome back Mike
Sparky18/04/2009 21:02:34
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Hi Mike (Oh, thats weird typing that name out!)
Glad its working for you again.........nothing like spending hours typing and not getting anything for it
He he, cheers George......£5 in the post
Mike Garnham18/04/2009 21:36:18
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What happened to the quote facility?
What's weird about typing Mike out, Marc? I've been keeping an occasional eye on you guys as a non-signed in guest ....and I know that Olly and Baz pop in now and again. Just like old times, heh? If only that change of site platform hadn't occurred........I reckon it probably took 20 years off Ben's life expectancy!!
Ho hum.......
Has anybody made any furniture lately?
Sparky18/04/2009 21:49:20
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Its weird that I haven't done it for a long time............
I know you've been around mate
Sadly the changes had to be done mate and nearing completion (fingers crossed!).........
I did make the odd piece of furniture sometime back..........took a month to do though
Nice to see your posts again Mike..

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