I've bought some of the copper nails and roves offered by Jamestown Distributors and I'm curious about the right way to set them. They have a head with a shallow pyramid shape on them (is this the Scandinavian style?) and I'm wondering how deep to set the heads. The tests I've done seem to sink them to the top of the pyramid. Did I set them too hard? Are these heads supposed to stand a little proud? If they are supposed to be countersunk, what would be the proper way to finish them i.e. putty over, then paint? If they don't sink in that much, do I need a holding iron with a hole in it?
Thanks for any comments!