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The nail trick: or how to win a beer

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 1670 days ago 3045 reads 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just thought I would post an older YouTube video for LumberJocks who haven’t seen it. Try this in your shop sometime and amaze your friends. Maybe win yourself a beer!



-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com



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papadan

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#1 posted 1670 days ago

Did ya make that kid pay up? I would have! Neat trick.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Jeison

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#2 posted 1670 days ago

lol awesome \o/

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Karson

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#3 posted 1670 days ago

A great looking trick.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1670 days ago

OK I owe you and Ice Cream ,were doing mail it. Fun stuff steveo

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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rozzi

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#5 posted 1670 days ago

Thanks Steve, My mother-in-law is now a few dollars short.

-- Duane, Iowa

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john

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#6 posted 1670 days ago

Great actors too ! :)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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JAGWAH

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#7 posted 1670 days ago

30 years ago while working a booth at the state fair for my union local an old fart shared this trick with me, saying he learned it from his grandpa. I gave the old guy $5. I thought I had been shown the coolest thing and tried to impress a couple of boys that were coming by the booth all day long to drive nails in our nail driving contest. When I got done one boy says,”Wow that is so cool!” The other boy says,” No it’s not I saw that last night on Ripleys Believe It or Not.”

The old man did me. But I made $20 bucks off my Dad showing him this and according to him a month later he more than made his money back with free breakfasts and lunches.

It’s a very old trick but to the unawares a good one worth a free beer at least to share.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 1670 days ago

Cool and funny Steve. Love the humor.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Jimi_C

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#9 posted 1670 days ago

Ice cream… lmfao…

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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Kjuly

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#10 posted 1670 days ago

Steve,
I am going to win a few beercreams and our next woodworkers meeting.
Thanks
Keith

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI www.julyswoodworks.com

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buckeyedudes

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#11 posted 1669 days ago

Kewl stuph Steve.

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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Cantputjamontoast

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#12 posted 1669 days ago

This is an old trick we teach to the Cub Scouts. Shhhhh don’t tell everybody.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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scrappy

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#13 posted 1669 days ago

OH, Wait till I see my son in law. He is allways makeing crazy bets. Lets see if he can do this.

Thanks!

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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christopheralan

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#14 posted 1669 days ago

Love it man! Ice cream… Great!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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DanW

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#15 posted 1669 days ago

An old carpenter that I worked for in 1978 showed me that one. I have won a few beers with too!

-- "Let he who does not work in wood, find something else that's half as good." (can't remember who I'm quoting)

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