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Selecting and using cut nails to assemble wooden furniture.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #21 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 35

Clamp nails. Old-time fasteners make sturdy miter joints. Includes a jig for cutting a straight and accurate kerf in the end of a mitered board to accept the clamp nail.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #27 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 22

Embellishing with tacks. (1) Table edge is banded with ribbon and mottled tacks. (2) Row of antique brass tacks across the top of a window holds flat-panel curtains in place. Tacks along the edge of the window sill balance the design. (3) Bands of tacks and washers trim picture frames and a clock. (4) Zigzag pattern of tacks line each side of a painted chair rail. (5) Sheets of sandpaper, held in place with tacks and bordered with wood molding, are placed at plate-rail height on a wall to create a textural border.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1997 (v.75#7) pg. 34

All about nails. A beginners guide to selecting the correct nail.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1975 (v.65#8) pg. 50

Hardware. Charts illustrate what is available in screws and nails.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1982 (v.6#1) pg. 74

The old ways of making nails. How to make handmade nails from square iron rods.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Oct 1977 (v.8#5) pg. 42

Tips on installing and removing blacksmith-made, wrought iron clench nails.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Oct 1989 (v.20#5) pg. 64

A look at the most useful types of aluminum nails for exterior use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #143 Mar 1973 (v.23#3) pg. 42

Product review of the T.J. Clamp Nail Wood Joint fastner kit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #174 Aug 1976 (v.26#6) pg. 22

Tip: A method for hiding nail holes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 108

Nailmanship. What nail to use, where to drive it, and when not to put in another nail. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #216 Feb 1981 (v.31#2) pg. 62

How to take things apart. Tips on working with fasteners, nails, plumbing, appliances, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #222 Oct 1981 (v.31#8) pg. 68

Tip: How a regular nail can substitute for the double-headed form nail.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #245 Jan 1984 (v.34#1) pg. 86

Using metal fasteners as the easiest, strongest way to connect lumber.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 82

Nails get a better grip. An overview of the most common nails and metal reinforcing plates used when constructing a wood-frame house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 16

Tip on nail hole finish preparation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #378 May 1997 (v.47#5) pg. 24

The best deck fasteners. A comparison of various nails and screws.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #389 Jun 1998 (v.48#6) pg. 94

Tip: Blunt the end of a nail to prevent splitting wood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #10 Aug-Sep 1982 pg. 14

Tip: Keep your nails warm when doing outdoor construction during cold weather.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 14

The engineered nail. Ten steps to designing nailed connections which will carry the desired loads without failing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #40 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 68

Tip: Use curved (bent) nails when working in tight places.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 24

All about nails. Reliable, long-lasting connections depend on picking the right nail for the job. 48 styles and sizes are illustrated and described.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #85 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 42

Tip on selecting galvanized nails which fight rust the best.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #96 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 126

Deformed-shank nails. Selecting and using ring-shank and spiral-shank nails.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #98 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 128

The selection and use of a hammer and nails.
HARROWSMITH #63 Oct-Nov 1985 (v.10#3) pg. 85

Tips on using corrugated nails (wiggle nails) and "Skotch Connectors".
HOME MECHANIX #699 Jul 1986 (v.82) pg. 22

Chart illustrates various types of nails, screws, and special fasteners.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #1 Spring 1976 (v.1#1) pg. 130

A 2-page reference chart on nails.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 85

Basic carpentry. Part 11. Nails and nailing.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1983 (v.8#1) pg. 72

Overhead transparency master features common types of nails.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Oct 1980 (v.69#7) pg. 20

A primer on nails.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #500 Jan 1970 (v.66) pg. 92

Tip: Blunt the point of nails to keep them from splitting wood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #679 Nov 1984 (v.80) pg. 16

Tip: Flatten the points of nails into a "chisel shape" to avoid splitting wood.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1980 (v.11#1) pg. 30

Nailing for strength. Tips for selecting the right nails and driving them at the right angle to give them maximum gripping power.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1985 (v.6#5) pg. 68

Tip: (1) How to use putty as a nail starter. (2) How to blue nail heads to make them less conspicuous.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1979 (v.7#4) pg. 47

Tip: Another method for producing an antique look on a large quantity of nails and/or hardware.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1979 (v.7#5) pg. 59

Cut nails. How they are manufactured and used.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1995 (v.23#5) pg. 60

Chart shows the sizes and uses for various types of nails.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1968 (v.129#6) pg. 146

Nails, still the handiest fasteners in the workshop. Charts and photos of available nails.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1980 (v.153#6) pg. 137

Using special tools for working with brads. (1) Brad pusher. (2) French joiner's hammer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1981 (v.156#6) pg. 56

Workshop minicourse. How to use steel corrugated nails.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1982 (v.158#1) pg. 91

How to pick the right fastener for the job. Tips on the many varieties of not-so-common nails as well as a host of other fasteners.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1982 (v.158#4) pg. 35

Nails. How to choose and use nails for various home and shop projects.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1987 (v.164#1) pg. 65

Simple calculator tells how many nails are in a pound.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1964 (v.184#5) pg. 135

"Gang-nails" make construction easier and stronger.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1966 (v.188#4) pg. 143

A sketch of the thirty different styles of nail points available on nails.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1971 (v.199#1) pg. 102

All about nails.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1981 (v.219#4) pg. 118

A guide to nails. Picking the right size and shape for each job.
SUNSET May 1980 (v.164#5) pg. 134

A few pointers on nails. (1) Kinds of nails. (2) Penny measurement. (3) Avoiding splitting when nailing. (4) Nail chart.
WOOD MAGAZINE #85 Jan 1996 (v.13#1) pg. 4
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #97 Jun 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 4

Tip on making imitation cut nails.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 53

Choosing and using the correct fastener. Covers screws and nails.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1979 (v.35#6) pg. 40

Tip on things to make from malleable nails. They include small handles, "Pegboard" hooks, etc.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1984 (v.40#2) pg. 57

Choose the right nail for the best joinery. A brief review of the whole range of common and special-purpose nails.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1986 (v.42#2) pg. 90

Woodworking fasteners: A boat builder's view. Shipwright gives advice on selecting specialty fasteners which can solve problems in a variety of wooden projects besides boats.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1987 (v.43#4) pg. 72