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Brass Pipe Nail?

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  1. johnmosesbrowning

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    I really love the simplicity and functionality of a basic pipe nail as both tamper and scoop, but I hate the lack of any weight to it. I'd love a nice pipe nail made of solid brass or even copper (which would be nice, but still not a lot of weight). Aluminum are all I see on the web. Any ideas?

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    Brass door hinge pin, grind the tip flat or to a point, or just leave it as is.

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    Drill it out, fill with lead.

    Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate
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    A little weight, you say? I've got just the thing for you. Works like a charm.

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    Monk I love that idea!

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    I've heard of other people doing this and I've had the idea of using a .308/7.62 cartridge for this purpose. Might eventually get around to it.

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    I just use the flat part of my Czech tool. Am I doing it wrong?

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    I just use the flat part of my Czech tool. Am I doing it wrong?

    Not at all.

    As to weight, I am leaning towards lighter rather than heavier in both pipes and paraphernalia. But brass is a cool material.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Wouldn't you get lead poisoning with that tamper, Cap'n?

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    How so? The lead is encased in brass. Have had it for nearly a decade.

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    Great suggestions, many thanks!

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    Interesting idea. I'll second the motion on the simplicity and functionality of the pipe nail. I have a couple of other tools, nicer, but the nail mostly nails it. Because they're inexpensive they almost never get lost. One did fall, bounce, and get away, but it's in the room somewhere and it's sure to show up.

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    How about a railroad date nail ?
    I’ll mail you one

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    Hey Weedsnager, have I seen you post them on Instagram? They are pretty slick!

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    What is a railroad date nail? Is it anything like a hen way?

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    I really like the idea of using a brass hinge pin. Just need to find one that is brass, and not brass plated metal. I will start looking for one.
    Thanks.

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    johnmosesbrowning- no, that wasn’t me
    Chilly65- railroads used to put date nails in railroad ties for record keeping purposes

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    There is a gentleman in Russia that I found on eBay. Nice weight, made of brass. He's improved it since I bought one last year the tamper now is a bit wider, not much but enough to help b I'll look for his contract info, pm me if interested. I will say shipping took like three weeks.

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