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Blog entry by Al posted 1834 days ago 3484 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently read about a technique called “blind nailing” and thought I’d invest in the process and tool except I can’t find the tool. I checked in with Coastal and Tools Plus but they don’t carry it. Any suggestions? Thanks Al

-- Al Meriden, Connecticut



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bigpops0259

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#1 posted 1834 days ago

check out e-bay their is always a few selling 10-20 bucks, Vertias makes and sells a model or try lee valley

-- Marty Ohio

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Toolz

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#2 posted 1834 days ago

Al, as I understand the technique, you don’t need a special tool other then the ones listed here. “blind nailing” involves raising a small section of wood with either a chisel or gouge without completely removing the piece. Then you nail underneath the raised strip, set the nail with a punch or nail set, then glue the raised piece of wood back down thus covering the nail. Anyone else heard of doing it this way?
Larry

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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WibblyPig

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#3 posted 1834 days ago

http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=32683&cat=1,41182

-- Steve, Webster Groves, MO "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."

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RBWoodworker

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#4 posted 1834 days ago

Yes..that’s exactly how I believe it is done.. Just use a chisel to raise the grain enough to drive a brad nail underneath it and glue it back down..however..I believe the tool I believe prevents the wood from breaking off when your in the process of raising the grain..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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