|Project by johnhutchinson||posted 12-31-2013 03:35 PM||3993 views||8 times favorited||24 comments|
Since everyone’s been posting pictures of their favorite homemade woodworking tool, I thought I’d join the gang with some pictures of mine.
For the past ten years, my woodworking projects have involved the layering, routing, and finishing of small parts. My unlikely tool-of-choice for all of these tasks has been the low-tech 10d finish nail. Because its diameter is just slightly less than 1/8”, I use them for glue-up alignment through 1/8” registration holes.
For finishing, I use short sections of nails, with wooden beads, to elevate the workpiece.
And when I do some router work, they firmly position the workpiece below an acrylic guard.
I’ve been told that they’re also useful for finish carpentry. Never thought of that. :)
-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"