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Offline CREATIVE1

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Re: Working with antique buildings
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2006, 11:53:59 AM »
And here's a house that WAS saved by relocating it--by barge!  Caused quite a sensation in our area.
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Re: Working with antique buildings
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2006, 07:05:02 PM »
Nice house, Creative.  That looks like it was quite a job.

The nails the gun shoots are a special square cut nail - or at least punched with teeth.  They are about 1/16" thick -2 inches long and 1/4' wide at the top.  They shoot right into the corner at the top of the tongue and contersink about 1/16th inch.  This leaves lots of room for later refinish jobs.  The design is supposed to keep them from splitting the wood.  

Here is a picture of the nails from the Porta-nails site

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Re: Working with antique buildings
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2006, 04:50:46 AM »
Cute nails.

And from what I've read--and been told--they would work beautifully.  

After all the (contra-intuitive) way to prevent splitting a board is to dull your nail.

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Re: Working with antique buildings
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2006, 06:43:58 AM »
They work great- don't recall splitting any of the boards.  We are about halfway done with one side - had to cut the rest of the boards and move our length jig out of the way so we could finish -jig was nailed to the floor.  Note that jigs really pay off if you are doing repetitive cutting or other chores.  Measuring is eliminated - just shove it up to the stop and cut.
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