Wood and Nail Trick

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Project by Logan posted 1052 days ago 5527 views 33 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A quick little mind teaser. Fun to make too. No glue or cuts besides the ones you can see.

-- Logan

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#1 posted 1052 days ago

did you cut the nail?

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#2 posted 1052 days ago

simple ….pixie dust..

-- jjempson

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#3 posted 1052 days ago

I know how!

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#4 posted 1052 days ago

Ah, I’ve seen these. Well done! I ought to make one….

Mark, nope, the nail is not cut. In the one I saw, the nail was in an oversized hole so you could rattle it back and forth and see it was solid.

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#5 posted 1052 days ago


-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#6 posted 1052 days ago

So, you gonna tell us or what?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 1052 days ago

think of the relation between wood and water ;)

-- Got Wood?

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#8 posted 1052 days ago

I love this puzzle.
I made one as well, using a big 4” nail that can rattle back and forth.
I brought it into work and no one could figure out how it was done.
Even when I told them how, they didn’t believe it.
Well done.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#9 posted 1052 days ago

google knows all – very cool…

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#10 posted 1052 days ago

What in the…? That’s hilarious.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#11 posted 1052 days ago

Steve did a great video on one. Check it out here. Nice job. Neat little mind bender.

-- Matt -

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#12 posted 1052 days ago

Magic. Cool trick.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#13 posted 1052 days ago

i will be making one LOL

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#14 posted 1052 days ago

Middle two pieces were cut out and glued back in, the striations on the block help hide that?

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#15 posted 1052 days ago

I’m glad you’re having fun in your shop. I’m gonna try it one of these days! Thanx Logan!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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