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Posted on Need some help removing nails from oak

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Sam Yerardi

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#1 posted 03-21-2008 06:03 PM

If the heads of the nails are out far enough, you can try heating the nails with a torch. As they heat up they will expand, enlarging the hole a bit. When they cool, the nail shrinks back but the hole doesn’t. It works for screws, and it might work here.

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