finishing nail


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finishing nail

[′fin·ish·iŋ ‚nāl]
(design engineering)
A wire nail with a small head that can easily be concealed.

finishing nail

finishing nail
A slender nail made from finer wire than the common nail; has a brad-type head which permits it to be set below the surface of the wood, leaving only a small hole which can be puttied easily; used in finishing work.
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* Casing--Looks similar to a finishing nail, but is thicker and features a flat head.
Use 2-1/2-inch finishing nails driven close to the same spots where the old nails were removed.
Get some help to stand the two side frames upright, then temporarily nail on the two long skirts using two 1 1/2 inch finishing nails hammered most of the way into the board where a pair of 6-inch carriage bolts will go later.
It should also be used only with non-hardened, common or finishing nails.
To make a small loom that will produce narrow tubes, use an empty spool of thread with four finishing nails arranged around the top of the spool.
Center in 24-inch square and attach with finishing nails.
With glue and finishing nails, fasten in place so that they're flush with the top edge of the ends of the curved side pieces.
The traditional approach to installing solid wood flooring uses finishing nails only, driven at an angle through the tongue of each board.
Next predrill the corners for 3d finishing nails, one from the top and one from the side (Photo 8).
After wrapping the front and sides of the plywood in a piece of felt, I slipped it into the rack flush with the front edge, fastened it with finishing nails countersunk in the sides of the rack, and attached the pulls through the drilled holes.
If you can't get under the stairs to work, try driving finishing nails at an angle through the squeaky tread and into the supporting riser; and drive finishing nails through the tread into the stringers on either side.
Use carpenters glue on all joints, then attach them with 1 1/2-inch finishing nails (two per joint) before carefully setting the two side frames aside to dry.