Nails

In Joinery really nails are convenient, simple and most common metal fastening. Depending on what are the connecting strip thickness, use the nails of a certain thickness and length. The thicker and longer the nail, the stronger it will be held in solid wood. But this does not mean that all need to nail trims only thick and long nails. Thin and narrow plank of this nail can simply split into two halves.
This effect can also be achieved by driving a nail in the end face of the bar, and here there is the probability of getting a nail in the hole. The reason is that the nail is driven not across the grain, and along them. When shrinkage tension here will significantly weaken, there will be cracks.
Number of nails (the totality of their length and diameter) is always selected according to the thickness of the bar - the length of the nail should be at least 3 mm greater than the thickness of the plates, so that it can be fixed at the base.
Before you nail the bar to the base, make a few marks on the surface. So you can evenly and beautifully, accurately and efficiently to drive a nail. But it does not have the nails too close to each other - enough to nail the board in 2-4 places, that it firmly.
In addition, you should try to place the nails so to prevent possible warping and bending. Another important rule - do not drive a nail close to the end of the strip: wood is the most weakened and crack that goes from the end, split the entire board, or the board will split a few centimeters.
To mount the strongest came on thick board to put a thin, but not vice versa. In addition, the compound was even more durable if to drive a nail at a slight angle, not exactly perpendicular.
Sometimes it happens that the nail-head for a pleasant appearance of the surface. To cap was not visible, you can do the following: hammer a nail into 3/4 of its length, then bite off her hat and a pair of pliers to drive a balance in the pattern.
The same effect can be achieved if you first flatten the hat, and then drive a nail and spread the remains of the cap in the direction of the fibers. Then a surface proshpatlevat need to seal the indentations.
If, after driving a nail its sharp end went out, the end to bend, and then drive it to the array.
In some cases it is necessary to kill a nail that went into the wood at the very hat. To do this, knock him on the back when it came out, or cut timber from the outside, then pry the hat with pliers or a hammer, put under the board and the resulting gap or pliers to pull the nail or claw. Tablet will need to not crush the wood near the cap.
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