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A simple yet extremely helpful item

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Review by Durnik150 posted 07-05-2009 at 09:42 PM 1425 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Price $5.99 for a 10 pack via Amazon

I have done a ton of reviews on Amazon and realized that the folks here at LJs will probably put more of the information to use than the average Amazon user. So, I’m transferring a bunch of these reviews over here for you folks to use. My intent isn’t to flood the site with reviews so if someone has a concern with a couple going up each day, let me know.

For as long as people have been working with wood they have been frustrated by either smudging their work by setting it down or having to wait until one side dries before adding a coat to the other. Now that these little babies are on the market you can eliminate both concerns.

Made of a non-stick plastic, they hardly ever adhere to your work. If they do, they only leave a small dimple that can easily be remedied. The tips are rounded so there is no piercing or damaging the wood when it is set on a pyramid. The holes you see on the sides not only lighten the pyramid but also give you finger holes to move, adjust, or grab as needed.

Yes, you can make your own version of these and they will work about as well but these are pretty well priced for a pack of 10 and it saves you the hassle of making them. I have two sets that I use regularly so they won’t just sit on your shelf collecting dust. You will use them.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO




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#1 posted 07-05-2009 at 10:01 PM

$5.99 + $4.99 shipping at Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Painters-Pyramids-10-Pack/dp/B001BM2DFQ/?tag=ksm20-20

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For as long as people have been putting a finish on wood, people have been frustrated by either smudging their work by setting it down or having to wait until one side dries before adding a coat to the other. Now that these little babies are on the market you can eliminate both concerns.
Made of a non-stick plastic, they hardly ever adhere to your works. If they do, they only leave a small dimple that can easily be remedied. The tips are rounded so there is no piercing or damaging of the wood when it is set on a pyramid. The holes you see in the sides not only lighten the pyramid but also give you finger holes to move or adjust the pyramid as needed.
Yes, you can make your own version of these and they will work about as well but these are well priced and will save you the hassle of making them. I have two sets that I put to use regularly so they won’t just sit on your shelf.

-- Sawing, sanding, scraping, cutting? Let Rockwell Sonicrafter do the job. http://rockwellsonicrafter.com & A more general blog at http://resay.org

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#2 posted 07-05-2009 at 10:05 PM

thanks for the review. i’ve used blunted nails set in boards but they do make a dimple. how do you fix the dimple, or even a mark. of course no one else will see the dimple but me, but i do obsess over it a bit.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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#3 posted 07-05-2009 at 11:06 PM

I have some they work great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 07-05-2009 at 11:59 PM

So that’s what they are for I thought they were fancy chess pieces.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 07-06-2009 at 11:32 AM

Is it true that if you put a penny under one of those it will turn into a quarter?

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#6 posted 07-06-2009 at 12:24 PM

I have a bunch of these..bought them on sale at Woodcraft. They work great for oiling cutting boards. I also arrange them in a geometric pattern on the floor and meditate in the center!

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#7 posted 07-06-2009 at 05:17 PM

Almost as cheap as the way my Grandfather taught me:

Block of wood.
Drill hole.
Tap in a large nail so that it protrudes.
Round over nail point with file.

My current set of nail blocks is about ten years old.

-- 温故知新

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#8 posted 07-06-2009 at 05:28 PM

I like it, but the nail is quicker, don.t you think

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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#9 posted 07-06-2009 at 07:41 PM

i just use my pin shoter ,
and shoot them into a scrap piece ove ply ,
about 2’ wide , every 2” .
then cut ply to 2” long blocks .
and you have lots of them .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 07-06-2009 at 09:19 PM

Nice review , but I can use the money elsewhere , especially in these times. I also do it like patron does . Quick and easy and lasts until …....I’ll let you know when mine wear out : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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