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Dual Sided Nails

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Joining two pieces of wood with nails leaves the head sticking out, especially if you join them at a 45 degree angle.

Introducing the dual sided nail. Looking like two nails joined at the top, you take the two-spiked nail, and insert one end into a special cylinder that allows you to pound it into a piece of wood without blunting a spike. Then you pound it in. Then you place the second piece of wood on top and smack it really hard to join them together in an oak/maple matrimony.

DesertFox, Jul 23 2004

this mentions double-ended nails... http://www.fact-ind...__engineering_.html
[jon] this does not make them widely known to exist! not to amateurs like me anyhoos. [po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Putting double-ended nails to good use http://www.jappo.demon.co.uk/exp.htm
Yay! I linked to this on an unrelated idea, too! [thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

for swimr! :) http://uk.geocities...alledben/words.html
look under twat! [po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       I nearly posted something similar some months back but found they are baked.   

       cannot find the damned things now...
po, Jul 23 2004
  

       Hammer nails half in. Angled cut with a wire cutter. Place second piece of wood on top. Hammer. Done.
neelandan, Jul 24 2004
  

       There are some rather nice double ended screws that I used to mount the wooden balls on to my newell posts on my staircase.
wagster, Jul 24 2004
  

       [po] indeed. [mfd] was removed! Let's see!
jonthegeologist, Jul 24 2004
  

       You would have to be deadly accurate to fasten a mitre joint using your idea. Once you hammer the second piece of timber onto the spikes, that's it! How would you line them up with any precision?
cromagnon, Jul 24 2004
  

       I'd like to buy a dowel.
thumbwax, Jul 24 2004
  

       Much relieved, I thought this was going to be about fingernails...
DrCurry, Jul 24 2004
  

       I'm sorry, I don't know if it would be considered baked, but I just do what neeladan does.
swimr, Jul 24 2004
  

       pay attention to your typing?
po, Jul 24 2004
  

       no, sorry 'bout that
swimr, Jul 24 2004
  

       you could edit and make me look a complete twat in the morning! :)
po, Jul 24 2004
  

       That I can...what mistake was that?
swimr, Jul 24 2004
  

       <hums merrily>
po, Jul 24 2004
  
      
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