It’s hard to believe that almost 20 years have passed, since introducing our first product the “Jack-Wrap®”. The copper “Jack- Wrap” which is roll formed, simply wraps the log end to conceal or hide a settling/screw jack.
During those early years of bringing this new product to market, I was approached by an array of people, they were contractors, store owners, log home manufacturers, restoration companies and home owners too. And the same question would always arise “can you make copper caps to fit on top of log posts?”
Not knowing, but soon to find out, this has been a long time maintenance issue for all concerned. Being green to this new industry I thought “this shouldn’t be too difficult, probably just a small family of sizes to figure out”. Well, I was off on that guesstimate just a wee bit. So here we are 19 years later with the ability to make over 75 different sizes on the quarter inch increment that will accommodate just about any log post. and add years of rot free life to the post.
We are confident you will be satisfied with the quality that goes into each and every order. While we do experience an occasional exchange due to an incorrect measurement, we are very proud of zero returns in our company’s history.
Your business is appreciated and it certainly keeps a hand full of us busy right here in the North Woods of Wisconsin.
Thank you for visiting our website and be sure to take a look at our testimonial page.
Scott A. Eden, President
P.S. As I always say “Be sure to measure twice and I’ll cut the copper once”.
"The Copper Man"
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History of Copper*
Archaeological evidence demonstrates that Copper was used as far back as 10,000 years ago for items such as ornaments in western Asia. During the prehistoric Chalcolithic Period (derived from chalkos, the Greek word for Copper), man discovered how to extract and use Copper to produce ornaments and implements.
As early as the 4th to 3rd millennium BC, workers extracted Copper from Spain's Huelva region. The discovery that Copper, when alloyed with tin produces bronze, led to the Bronze Age, c. 2500 BC. Israel's Timna Valley provided Copper to the Pharaohs (an Egyptian papyrus records the use of Copper to treat infections and to sterilize water).
Cyprus supplied much of the Phoenician, Greek, and Roman needs for Copper. "Copper" is derived from the latin Cyprium, literally Cyprian metal. While the Greeks of Aristotle's era were familiar with brass, as a Copper alloy, it was under Augustus' Imperial Rome that brass came into being. In South America, the pre-Columbian Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations exploited Copper, in addition to gold and silver.
During the Middle Ages, Copper and bronze works flourished in China, India, and Japan. The discoveries and inventions relating to electricity and magnetism of the late 18th and early 19th centuries by scientists such as Ampere, Faraday, and Ohm, and the products manufactured from Copper, helped launch the Industrial Revolution and propel Copper into a new era. Today, Copper continues to serve society's needs.
*Source: The International Copper Study Group.