Pounding nails is quite the trick for someone with one hand.
I would know.
I’ll tell you the most frustrating ones to pound, though. You know those cheap book cases you get from Walmart or Target? The ones with that fake-woodgrain piece of thin cardboard you have to unfold and nail to the back of the case. Yeah, that situation is insanely frustrating. And I know those are technically brads or whatever, but still…frustrating.
I’m not much of a handy-man (ha) per se, but I’ve used a hammer and nails enough in my life to know…it ain’t easy. I also know that I haven’t tried many other methods of doing it. I’m sure there are countless tools or helps or methods out there, I just haven’t used them. Again, necessity is the mother of invention, and let’s be honest…it’s rarely necessary for me to nail stuff together.
So, this is how I do it. One way, at least. If you have a cool way of doing it, I’d love if you made a reply video! And if you have questions or ideas, post them in the comments section. I promise to respond. And if I don’t, you can totally nail me on it. GET IT? See what I did there?!
How about a wad of something–play doh, plasti-tak–to hold the nail upright (or horizontal, if need be) until you can whack it a few times. Then remove the ‘help’
hey, that’s a pretty good idea! 🙂
Well, Ryan, that looked suspiciously like cheating to me. Why? There appeared to be little holes already there in which to place the nail.
How did YOU make those holes?
My one-armed freind has a much better system .. he waits until I turn up and asks me 🙂
As always love thet electric mischievous impish nature you have .. so tell us
1. How did you come to faith;
2. if not too personal, how do you wash under your right armpit?
Blessings from England
They were just dots made with a marker to show where the nails should go. No pre-drilling here! 🙂
Have you ever tried a hammer that has a magnet to hold the nail before you strike it? I just saw one at Menards last week:
Nice! Thanks for the idea, Ben!
Our family loves all of your videos. Speaking of nails, you will have to record a video for “how to clip your nails one-handed.” 🙂
Thanks, Crista! And here’s the deal…I bite my nails. You don’t want to see that. lol
That’s exactly how I pound nails. I have the same abnormality. Thanks for the videos. There’s always something new to learn.
That’s awesome! Glad the videos have been useful! 🙂