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    Two nail boom

    This is an old thread to be dug up, but here is a brainstorm (or hairbrain) idea. The holes in the nails could be 1/8", 3/32", or even 1/16" if thin enough cordage was used, possibly Amsteel. The two nails are lashed (or pinned) together in the center hole and a small section of string (or cable) is used to maintain the angle by holding the end holes a set distance apart. If the nail is strong enough to hold in the ground, is it also strong enough to the be the boom?

    I have 12"x3/8" nails on order to try this out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinDWhite View Post
    This is an old thread to be dug up, but here is a brainstorm (or hairbrain) idea. The holes in the nails could be 1/8", 3/32", or even 1/16" if thin enough cordage was used, possibly Amsteel. The two nails are lashed (or pinned) together in the center hole and a small section of string (or cable) is used to maintain the angle by holding the end holes a set distance apart. If the nail is strong enough to hold in the ground, is it also strong enough to the be the boom?

    I have 12"x3/8" nails on order to try this out.

    Patiently awaiting results of your test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinDWhite View Post
    This is an old thread to be dug up, but here is a brainstorm (or hairbrain) idea. The holes in the nails could be 1/8", 3/32", or even 1/16" if thin enough cordage was used, possibly Amsteel. The two nails are lashed (or pinned) together in the center hole and a small section of string (or cable) is used to maintain the angle by holding the end holes a set distance apart. If the nail is strong enough to hold in the ground, is it also strong enough to the be the boom?

    I have 12"x3/8" nails on order to try this out.
    I am guessing that the stakes will bend at the point you drill a hole in them. I think it will make a weak point in the stake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinDWhite View Post
    ...The two nails are lashed (or pinned) together in the center hole...
    Worth a try. I think connecting them with external (no hole) lashing might be better than running cord through the pivot hole. The pivot hole would try to act like scissors...or a nice steel pin.

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