Re: [Harp-L] Are homemade Copper rivets safe ?

Because brass is mostly copper, compatibility should not be a problem.  Copper doesn't rust so it should be less subject to corrosion than iron rivets.  If you can find solid copper wire of the correct gauge, it should work OK. 
I would avoid aluminum which can corrode and deteriorate through electrolysis.

On May 13, 2010, at 9:03 AM, harmoniman@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> I saw a video on U-tube where the guy is using 14 gauge copper wire instead of screws to secure his replacement reeds. Knowing what acids and minerals can do to copper pipe, I wonder what saliva would do to it. I thought of aluminum wire but I do not know if that would be compatible with brass. 

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