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Soda straw and a length of string make holder for starting a nail where fingers can't reach.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #22 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 12

Use a three-claw part retriever as a holder when starting small nails.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #36 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 24

Tip on a simple wooden tool to hold nail upright while nailing wall paneling.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1994 (v.17#6) pg. 4

Nail king. A 2-ft.-long piece of wood with a handsawn kerf in one end serves to hold a nail for starting.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1996 (v.19#7) pg. 12

Tip on using a serrated trowel (used for spreading glue) as a nail spacing guide.

Extension holder holds nails for hard-to-get-at locations.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #84 Feb 1965 (v.15#1) pg. 71

Tip: Glue a magnet to your hammer to start nails in overhead framing projects.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #256 Feb 1985 (v.35#2) pg. 96

Tip: Slotted piece of plywood serves to guide a nail and protect the work piece from hammer blows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #293 Nov-Dec 1988 (v.38#9) pg. 87

Tip on starting nails with one hand using the side of your hammer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #303 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.39#10) pg. 84

Holder for starting small nails or brads is made from paper.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #303 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.39#10) pg. 84

Using a hammer to start nails with one hand in hard-to-reach places.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 38

Tip shows how to use a small magnet to hold when starting brads or small nails.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #331 Sep 1992 (v.42#8) pg. 81

Tip for starting a nail with one hand while standing on a ladder.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #5 Oct-Nov 1981 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 4

The "pea-shooter". A 30" long nail driver which holds a nail in a hollow rod while you hammer it home with a lead-weighted driver rod. Useful when hanging cabinets by yourself, or to drive nails into tight corners.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 10

Tip to make it easier to start a "toenail" without the nail either slipping or splitting the wood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #16 Aug-Sep 1983 pg. 12

Tip on using the handle of your hammer to start a nail just beyond your reach.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #23 Oct-Nov 1984 pg. 16

Stick with a kerf holds nail for hard-to-reach nail starting.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #96 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 28

Tip on starting small finish nails into tight places.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 18

Tip on converting a pair of needle-nose pliers to drive brads.
FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 14

Tip: Use tweezers to hold small brads.
HOME MECHANIX #708 Apr 1987 (v.83) pg. 86

Tip: Nail starter made from strips of corrugated cardboard.
HOME MECHANIX #734 Jun 1989 (v.85) pg. 83

Tip: Make a nail starter for tight places from a length of pipe and steel rod.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1986 (v.11#1) pg. 26

Tip: Nail starter made from metal rod and rubber tubing (or wooden rod). Protects furniture or fine moldings from hammer marks.
HOMEOWNER May 1986 (v.11#4) pg. 23

Tip on using putty to start a nail or screw.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #121 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 14

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: How to hold a tack or a brad in the teeth of a comb so it can be started without banging your fingers.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1979 (v.7#5) pg. 59

Tip: Screw or nail holder is made by gluing a bobby pin in a wooden handle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1986 (v.163#3) pg. 48

Tack starter. A metal rod holds tack for starting with hammer.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1966 (v.188#6) pg. 54

Magnetic strip with a notch will hold a small nail or brad for starting.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #78 May 1994 (v.13#6) pg. 8

Tip shares 12 ways to hold nails when starting.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #99 Nov 1997 (v.17#5) pg. 14

Correct way to hold nails for starting in order to minimize pain if you miss the nail head.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.3#3) pg. 80

Tip: Use a spring-loaded test lead hook-type probe to hold small nails for starting.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1989 (v.38#8) pg. 63

Faster, accurate rib nailing uses 4" tweezers that have been modified for the job of gripping the tiny nails.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1996 (v.45#9) pg. 104

Device to facilitate picking up and starting short, small nails using a magnetized screwdriver or tack hammer.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1998 (v.47#2) pg. 115

Tip shows how to use a 3"x5" index card to hold a finish nail or brad for starting.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #51 May 1996 (v.9#3) pg. 5

Tip: Use a magnet when starting small nails or brads.
WOOD MAGAZINE #6 Aug 1985 (v.2#4) pg. 12

Tip: Holder for starting small screws or nails is made from a bobby pin and a wooden dowel.
WOOD MAGAZINE #18 Aug 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 20

Tip: Use slip-joint "water pump" pliers to install brads into a picture frame.
WOOD MAGAZINE #21 Feb 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 18

Tip: Use a narrow shim or piece of cardboard to hold a brad or short finish nail.
WOOD MAGAZINE #21 Feb 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 18

Tip: Use a pocket comb to hold small nails for starting.
WOOD MAGAZINE #32 Dec 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 22

Wooden gripper stick saves your fingers when installing short nails or screws.
WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 38

Holder for starting small brads is made from wood and a magnet.
WOODSMITH #89 Oct 1993 (v.15) pg. 4

Simple device to make sure nails and panel pins are started vertically is made from a standard spring clothespin.
WOODWORKER Jun 1988 (v.92#6) pg. 528

Homemade brad holder uses a magnet to support the nail at 90-degrees or 60-degrees to the surface.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.12#6) pg. 53

Tip: Convert a spring clothespin into a holder for small tacks and brads to avoid hitting your fingers.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1980 (v.36#2) pg. 9

Tacking stick. Long dowel, equipped with magnet in end, eliminates constant bending over to install carpet tacks.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1985 (v.41#1) pg. 63