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The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
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xx   NAIL

Tip on placing wax in the handle of your hammer to lubricate nails.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #21 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 10

Tip: Apply hair or skin oil to nails to make them slide through oak wood easier.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #9 Jun-Jul 1982 pg. 12

Tip: Coat your nails with this rosin formula to make them difficult to pull out.
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 20

Nail lubricant made from beeswax and mineral oil.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 28

Tip: Toilet bowl seal rings are a good source of bees wax for lubricating screws and nails.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 4

Tip on lubricating the tip of a nail before driving into hardwood.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1989 (v.14#9) pg. 64

Tip: Coating nails with rosin increases holding power.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1978 (v.150#1) pg. 141

Tip on using wax to prevent a nail from splitting narrow or thin wood.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #79 Jul 1994 (v.14#1) pg. 8

Tip: Drill a hole in the handle of your hammer and fill it with beeswax. Coat nails with wax to keep wood from splitting.
WOOD MAGAZINE #2 Nov-Dec 1984 (v.1#2) pg. 28

Tip: Use wax from toilet bowl seals to lubricate screws and nails.
WOOD MAGAZINE #10 Apr 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 13

Tip: Improve penetration of small panel and veneer nails by spraying them with WD40.
WOODWORKER #1103 Oct 1985 (v.89) pg. 800