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Old 04-29-2007, 10:12 AM   #33
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Wakkun wrote
Wait, someone said they couldn't use metal nails, if this is true what did they use?
Wooden pegs, sometimes known as trunnels, I believe. The pegs swell with the water making them more secure, this method is actually better than using nails. Also traditional wood joints don't involve nails, they just aren't necessary.
That is, unless you are trying to stabilize the torque of a 450' long lever.
Not only were the Jews of the time lacking in iron for nails, it says in the Bible that God himself is repelled by iron. Using iron nails or straps or braces or plates would have been anathema to God.

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