Straightening a Nail
My grandfather would be proud. He taught me to save nails, to hammer them straight to use again later. The trick is to roll the nail along a smooth surface, pounding down the upward bending portion. Even nails with many bends end up useable this way.
Twenty years ago when I built our hay shed and production facility for manufacturing Transfer Toner for BlackLightning I did it using double headed nails like the one shown above. I anticipated wanting to take the structure down and that was a lot of lumber and hardware I looked forward to using in some other future project.
The future is now – Waste not, want not.
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