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Nail making

Nail making

Turn your drill press into a drum sander by making your own spindles to hold sandpaper. This easy afternoon workshop project is great for sanding inside a concave curve, a difficult task for belt or random orbital sanders.

Turn your drill press into a drum sander by making your own spindles to hold sandpaper. This easy afternoon workshop project is great for sanding inside a concave curve, a difficult task for belt or random orbital sanders.

Fig. 19. Smith's tools.

The tools illustrated in Fig. 19 are some of those that are used in the forging of metals. Description of Fig.

Nail makers tools and anvils. (Courtesy of Museum of Early American Tools, by Eric Sloane)

Nail makers tools and anvils. (Courtesy of Museum of Early American Tools, by Eric Sloane)

Learn some of the basics in blacksmithing through the making of nails, a given in the modern world, but once so valuable that barns were burnt down in order to reclaim them. Starting with forging square points then forming the head in a nail header, the nail is born. Once some basic nails have been forged and the process firmly grasped we can explore different decorative designs through the use of hammer, punch and chisel.

Learn some of the basics in blacksmithing through the making of nails, a given…