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Tue May 14, 2013, 03:29 AM

Impossible nail-through-wood trick

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Reply Impossible nail-through-wood trick (Original post)
MrScorpio May 2013 OP
stlsaxman May 2013 #1
corkhead May 2013 #3
pinboy3niner May 2013 #2
skydive forever May 2013 #4
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #6
Jackpine Radical May 2013 #12
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #13
CBGLuthier May 2013 #7
rwsanders May 2013 #9
jakeXT May 2013 #5
Tab May 2013 #15
jakeXT May 2013 #16
BlueJazz May 2013 #8
SlipperySlope May 2013 #10
Archae May 2013 #14
dipsydoodle May 2013 #19
unterrified democrat May 2013 #18
In_The_Wind May 2013 #11
GeoWilliam750 May 2013 #17
toby jo May 2013 #20

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2013, 06:06 AM

1. Max Baucus did that with health care!

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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #1)

Tue May 14, 2013, 06:23 AM

3. and he used a screw, not a nail.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2013, 06:22 AM

2. That's nothing. Wait'll they see my nail-through-finger trick.

Or my hammer-hitting-my-thumb trick.

My tricks may not be impossible, but they hurt like you wouldn't believe!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2013, 10:13 AM

4. Anyone know what kind of wood they used?

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Response to skydive forever (Reply #4)

Tue May 14, 2013, 10:23 AM

6. Looks like White Pine

a soft wood used for furniture and carving.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #6)

Tue May 14, 2013, 05:34 PM

12. It's not white pine.

My guess would be either red (Norway) pine or Douglas fir. More likely the latter.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #12)

Tue May 14, 2013, 05:37 PM

13. The grain looks to tight to be Douglas Fir...

But I think you may be right about the Norway Pine...

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Response to skydive forever (Reply #4)

Tue May 14, 2013, 10:29 AM

7. Roy Underhill of the Woodwright's shop suggests Basswood

He did this and the arrow in the bottle trick on his show a few years ago.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #7)

Tue May 14, 2013, 02:43 PM

9. I wish I could still catch his show. He is so much fun to watch.

Probably be even more fun if I ever had time to actually try a project on my own. Ah well, if I had time for all my hobbies, how would I ever make it to work?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2013, 10:22 AM

5. Now I know how to get that table through the door /nt

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Response to jakeXT (Reply #5)

Tue May 14, 2013, 07:32 PM

15. Yeah, but try boiling it n/t

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Response to Tab (Reply #15)

Wed May 15, 2013, 01:35 AM

16. There are tools out there

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2013, 11:06 AM

8. If I would have seen that piece (already completed), I would have thought..

...he cut the nail, sharpened them to a point, pushed the long end through the wood and the short end....(with the head) into the wood on that side. (the points would meet inside the wood)

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2013, 05:03 PM

10. Great song in the background...

What did you learn in school today?

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Response to SlipperySlope (Reply #10)

Tue May 14, 2013, 06:22 PM

14. Pretty sure it was Pete Seeger.

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Response to Archae (Reply #14)

Fri May 17, 2013, 05:24 AM

19. Yep

his banjo style is quite distinctive as is his voice. Playing with a normal neck for change : his own Vega had 3 extra frets to suit his voice.

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Response to SlipperySlope (Reply #10)

Fri May 17, 2013, 12:34 AM

18. Written by Tom Paxton,

performed here by Pete Seeger.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2013, 05:09 PM

11. Very cool!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 05:22 PM

17. Cool!!!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2013, 09:11 PM

20. Oh shit, Scorp. U owe me . I know I'm gonna try this. Not 1 free minute all weekend

 

& now this.

But it'll just look so cool out in the shop. Right next to my 2-headed screw. (welded)

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