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Wooden wedge with a slot facilitates the pulling of large nails.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #28 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 14

Tip describes how to make a tack extractor from a wornout jointer blade.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #32 May-Jun 1993 pg. 18

Tip on using a hand-pushed brad driver to assist in the removal of pneumatic nails which blow out the side.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #93 Apr 2002 pg. 26

Three tips for pulling a stubborn nail.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1990 (v.68#1) pg. J11

Removing finishing nails from reusable material. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1988 (v.11#10) pg. 29

Tip: Make this stepped pattern "fulcrum" for pulling nails.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 155

Variable-thickness nail-pulling block (wedge).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #280 Jul-Aug 1987 (v.37#6) pg. 96

Pulling nails. A look at the various tools and techniques.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #309 Jun 1990 (v.40#6) pg. 12

Solutions to five common carpentry problems. (1) Driving nails without splitting wood. (2) Leveling across long spans. (3) Drilling concrete. (4) Pulling nails. (5) Making square cuts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #329 Jun 1992 (v.42#6) pg. 46

Stubborn fasteners. Tips on how to remove nails, screws, nuts, and bolts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #344 Jan 1994 (v.44#1) pg. 46

Tip on adding a duct tape "fulcrum" to a tack puller.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 80

A guide to tools for pulling nails and tips on how to use them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #380 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.47#7) pg. 22

Pulling nails. Using the correct tools and techniques.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #32 Apr-May 1986 pg. 53
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #33 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #34 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #36 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 4

Correct way to extract a "frozen" nail with a claw hammer.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #50 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 30
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 26

Using a long hole saw (made easily from metal tubing) to remove embedded fasteners from lumber you plan to reuse.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 26
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #84 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 28

A steel rod with a hole drilled in one end is used to straighten and displace the head of a rusty nail so that it can be pulled.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #110 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 32

Tip on removing nails from old chair legs and spindles.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 28

Tip on pounding out (removing) the finish nails from trim with a minimum amount of damage to the good side.
FINE WOODWORKING #134 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 16
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #135 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 10

Tip on removing nails if the head has broken or rusted off.
HOME MECHANIX #743 Mar 1990 (v.86) pg. 80

Tip: Use this wedge-shaped "riser block" when pulling nails with a claw hammer.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1984 (v.9#10) pg. 18

Tips on how to pull a really tight nail.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 62

More about hammers. Includes tips on choosing a hammer and pulling nails with a claw hammer.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #676 Aug 1984 (v.80) pg. 20

Tip: How to use vice-grip pliers along with your hammer to remove stubborn nails.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1981 (v.9#7) pg. 154

Combine a Vise-Grip with a flat pry bar to remove protruding nails.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.18#4) pg. 18

Tip: Glue a strip of felt to a hammer top to prevent marks when pulling nails.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1980 (v.154#2) pg. 122

What to do about a nail when you break the head while trying to remove it.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1982 (v.157#5) pg. 119

Photo shows homemade version of a "wrecking hammer" consisting of two claw hammer heads on a single handle. Eliminates the need for a block of wood when pulling out long nails.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1986 (v.163#7) pg. 10

Tips from master carpenter Norm Abram on caulking a bathtub, nailing, pulling nails, squaring large frames and making accurate repetitive cuts.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1987 (v.2#2) pg. 113
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1987 (v.2#6) pg. 15

Tip: Use square plugs to fill old nail holes.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #51 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 71

Tip: Use locking pliers, plus your hammer, to remove difficult nails.
WOOD MAGAZINE #14 Dec 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 14

Tip: Apply a strip of felt to the top of your hammer to prevent marring wood when pulling a nail.
WOOD MAGAZINE #15 Feb 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 21

Tip on pulling nails from wood trim or molding in order to prevent splitting.
WOOD MAGAZINE #25 Oct 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 18

Using a screw extractor to remove countersunk nails used to lock a chair joint.
WOOD MAGAZINE #76 Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 12

A wooden wedge equipped with a nail slot makes an easier way to pull nails.
WOOD MAGAZINE #90 Sep 1996 (v.13#6) pg. 24

Plug cutter made from a roll pin is used to remove finishing nails.
WOOD MAGAZINE #117 Oct 1999 (v.16#6) pg. 39

Tip on making a tack puller from an old screwdriver.
WOODWORK #6 Summer 1990 pg. 18

Tip on removing a nail without damaging surrounding wood. Requires the use of two screwdrivers and a metal washer.
WOODWORKER Apr 1991 (v.95#4) pg. 399
Added Info WOODWORKER Aug 1991 (v.95#8) pg. 788

Tip on pulling difficult nails with a claw hammer by means of this simple accessory.
WOODWORKER Apr 1992 (v.96#4) pg. 83

Stepped block is used to elevate the hammer to more effectively pull a nail and to prevent the hammer from marring the wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 54

Built this simple, wedge-shaped block for pulling nails with a hammer.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 58