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A curved nail, when hammered, travels a similar path in
How about a nailing gun with a curved barrel so that the
nail leaves in an arc therefore doweling tight internal
The gun would have to be more powerful to push the nail
but also to form the nail to the curve. The
would have to be flexible and therefore replaced after a
set number of shots. The nail composition would be a
balancing act between forming ability and nailing driving
strength. The barrel could be rotatable giving 360 degrees
from gun orientation.
Getting more complex, the driving pin and the forming
barrel could be segmented. This would allow for a dialing
up a specific curve, including a zero curve.
So, mentally model a bit more and try out Arcshot for joins
that straight misses. Just keep your holding, you and
everyone else, out of the imagined firing zone.
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||Guns with curved barrels were introduced between WWI
and WWII, functioning with various degrees of mediocrity
and never seeing widespread use. Any respectable weapons
museum has one gathering dust. As far as I know none of
them ever fired nails, but why would you want to? The
success of the nail as a fastener largely relies upon its
rigidity, which is compromised when one gets bent.
||...unless you are using a sub-floor stapler, in which case the staples are designed to be divergent.
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||Is bent the same as a curve? I would have thought
bent means a weak point where as with a formed
curve the stress has been distributed.
||I believe the word you're looking for is strain, and yes, a
bend means a weak point whereas a curve distributes strain
evenly across the center. But once again, why? No purpose
is mentioned in the idea, and none is obvious to me.
||I think that nails shaped to curve on their own, fired from a normal nailer would be good. Curved nails in a random pattern would fasten much more securely than straight nails.
||^Then ya shouldn't a had a kid :)