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Wood connections by nailing

Nailing is the easiest and least sophisticated way to assemble two pieces of wood. Associated with gluing, it guarantees, however, an assembly that can be very strong, especially with spikes (or nails) of large section and length. Although seemingly very simple, nailing requires a number of technical actions that guarantee the strength of the assembly.

Necessary material

  • Riveter hammer
  • Clamp
  • Pencil
  • Small riveting hammer
  • Nail set
  • Painter's knife
  • Wood dough
  • Fine sandpaper (240)

Steps

  1. Basic nailing assembly
  2. Simple corner assembly
  3. Reinforced angle bracket assembly
  4. Nailing a decorative rod

Basic nailing assembly

Balancing of the hammer hold

Balancing of the hammer hold

1. Find the equilibrium position for a good hold of the tool. Hold the neck looking for the position that allows you to hit effortlessly but efficiently.

Nailing priming

Nailing priming

2. Hold the nail with one hand and begin nailing by hitting a few close hits with no hammer amplitude.

Beginning of nailing

Beginning of nailing

3. Once the nail is in the wood, release it and spread your hand. Hit the nail regularly in rhythm giving the hammer amplitude.

Foaming of a point

Foaming of a point

4. To avoid cracking the wood of a stick or a cleat, point the nail by striking a few hammers with its tip.

Priming the nailing of a cleat

Priming the nailing of a cleat

5. Begin nailing with close-ups. The tip sinks (here in a cleat) without splitting the wood.

Nailing a cleat

Nailing a cleat

6. Regularly pace the hammer until the nail is fully squeezed.

Simple corner assembly

Pre-plant the nails

Pre-plant the nails

1. Pre-seam nails at the top of the face of the panel to a depth equal to half the thickness of the edge.

Nails planted at an angle

Nails planted at an angle

2. The nails are planted slightly at an angle to ensure a better fit at assembly.

Adjustment of both panels

Adjustment of both panels

3. With the other panel tight in the vise, adjust the panel where you have pre-nailed the nails to the edge of the stationary panel.

Depressing the central nail

Depressing the central nail

4. Press in the nails, starting with the center one.

Depressing end nails

Depressing end nails

5. Once the central nail has been planted, drive in the end nails alternately.

Nail assembly realized

Nail assembly realized

6. The assembly is complete. The two panels are perfectly joined.

Reinforced angle bracket assembly

Tracing the edge of the panel

Tracing the edge of the panel

1. Place the panel to be assembled on edge. Put his profile on the other panel with a pencil.

Pre-plant the nails in the cleat

Pre-plant the nails in the cleat

2. Pre-plant nails in a cleat to the size of the panels to be assembled.

Alignment of the cleat

Alignment of the cleat

3. Align the cleat on the line drawn on the outside of the line.

Nailing the cleat

Nailing the cleat

4. Press the nails to secure the cleat to the panel. Placing them at an angle increases the strength of the nailing.

Clamping the panel in the vise

Clamping the panel in the vise

5. Place the prepared panel in the vice, bringing the cleat into abutment. Tighten the vise.

Blocking the panel in the vise

Blocking the panel in the vise

6. Pre-squeeze nails into the cleat in the inside of the cleat. Given the configuration, it is not possible to plant the nails at an angle.

Panel adjustment

Panel adjustment

7. Remove the panel from the vise. Adjust the two panels. Push the pre-planted nails into the cleat.

Assembling completed

Assembling completed

8. The assembly is complete. This type of assembly may be suitable for producing a storage cassette.

Nailing a decorative rod

Nailing in a groove

Nailing in a groove

1. Plant the nail (human head tip) previously blunt into a groove in the molding. use a small hammer (possibly an electrician's hammer)

Hunt the head of the nail

Hunt the head of the nail

2. Finish driving the nail head with a nail gun. Push the nail head under the surface of the wood.

Re-stuffing with wood pulp

Re-stuffing with wood pulp

3. Fill the holes with wood pulp. Use for this the blade of a painter's knife (spatula). Avoid overflowing.

Sanding of wood pulp

Sanding of wood pulp

4. After drying, sand with fine sandpaper. The dough when drying, becomes hard as wood.

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Wood connections by nailing: cleat

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