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Old 01-09-2011, 07:57 PM   #61
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:59 PM   #62
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wait so he held it and then full power swing and moved his fingers at the right time or they were set and

That is right---no pre set tap--full swig with a waffle head---Kind of nuts


We were young and frisky in those days--the guy that was the constant winner was popular with the ladies--often came to work in the same clothes from the night before--
Happy but hurting!!!

We were young and stupid then---Mike---
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That is right---full swig with a waffle head---Kind of nuts


We were young and frisky in those days--the guy that was the constant winner was popular with the ladies--often came to work in the same clothes from the night before--
Happy but hurting!!!

We were young and stupid then---Mike---
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Any of u guys ever shoot yourself or that annoying helper on the job? If Loneframer's from Jersey, he mighta shot a few people JK
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I've only shot myself with trim nails, nothing serious though.

I know guys who have shot themselves...lots of guys.

One story that I know to be true and know both guys involved, happened about 10 years ago.

Two guys who have worked together for years.

After a winter coastal storm, they were on a framing job. Charlie was on his way up the ladder and Chuck decides to steady the top, because it's icy on the deck.

Chuck has the gun in his hand, finger on the trigger. Charlie ascends to the top, hits the bump safety with the top of his head and takes a 3 1/4 framing nail right on the crown.

Chuck was beside himself, trying to get Charlie to sit down. Charlie had no idea there was a nail in his skull.

I saw the news story on the local network news. I had worked with both guys about 8 years previous to the accident.

Charlie was in a hospital bed, fully coherent, with no sign of brain damage. They showed an X-ray, clearly indicating that the nail was embedded all but 1/4".

From what I recall, he stated that he had five children. That's a lucky dude, if you can call taking a nail to the head lucky.
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Nick - don't try that. You need your fingers for the rest of your life.

Not sure how many Lone's got left.
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Nick - don't try that. You need your fingers for the rest of your life.

Not sure how many Lone's got left.
i never hit my fingers with a waffle face, with smooth its everyother hit
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That is right---no pre set tap--full swig with a waffle head---Kind of nuts


We were young and frisky in those days--the guy that was the constant winner was popular with the ladies--often came to work in the same clothes from the night before--
Happy but hurting!!!

We were young and stupid then---Mike---
I can still drive a 16d in one stroke thru a 2x4, not the way you might think tho, I had a little trick. It cost me a 6 pack to learn than trick, but won plenty more back later.

If no one knows the trick I'll explain it later.

Oh yea, I'd use a 16oz. hammer.
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I can still drive a 16d in one stroke thru a 2x4, not the way you might think tho, I had a little trick. It cost me a 6 pack to learn than trick, but won plenty more back later.

If no one knows the trick I'll explain it later.
with a nail gun?
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Smoke me?

Granted, it's been about 10 years since I speed hammered anything.(Shut up Toms truble)

It's like riding a bike bro, I'll never forget how. It just might take me awhile before I can polish my tricks.

I need to get my hammer and safety glasses from the job before I try power nailing anything. I ain't tryin' to be blind.
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Nick - don't try that. You need your fingers for the rest of your life.

Not sure how many Lone's got left.
I have all of them, just can't feel much with the ones on my right hand. Got some nice waffle prints on my right thumb, below the nail. I've peeled that back more than once.
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I can still drive a 16d in one stroke thru a 2x4, not the way you might think tho, I had a little trick. It cost me a 6 pack to learn than trick, but won plenty more back later.

If no one knows the trick I'll explain it later.

Oh yea, I'd use a 16oz. hammer.
Poke the nail through a rag or a piece of cardboard and situate it so it's perpendicular to the side of the hammer head. Palm the head of the hammer, flat in your hand.Take your best swing. Seen that done a time or two.
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Years ago I shot myself in the hand while nailing studs to the bottom plate laying on the third floor deck, the foreman slapped me in the back and had me cutting rafters on the ground the rest of the day. This being said, if we were hand nailing we would of still been on the first floor, and I would of been sent home since rafters wouldn't of been necessary yet. Hand nailing is crazy, kind of like cracking your model T.
The day after shooting myself in the palm I picked up the gun and kept working/learning. Guns are the only way to go.


Mike Holmes is an idiot. In theory,........ he is still an idiot. nobody screws an entire structure, shearing would create an inevitable disaster. Nails are king, when applied with a gun. I can frame an entire home before Mike Holmes gets his battery charged.

I like the part about compressors and cameras, so true. That guy makes me boil.
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Kato, did you ever cross paths with Mike Holmes?
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I remember the first nail guns that I saw: it was in the early '60s in a pallet factory in N. Illinois. The nails were tube-fed from an overhead magazine of some sort, I can't remember the detail, but the nails came down in a clear plastic tube into the business end of the gun. What really impressed me was that it didn't matter if the nail was right-side up or not. The gun would even shoot it through oak if it was head-first.

I also remember that the early guns for construction had proprietary nails, and that was where the mfg. made their money. Some of the early companies, like SpotNails, IIRC, would give you the gun if you bought a pallet of nails. The widespread standardization of fasteners was certainly a boon to the construction trades.
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I like this guy's approach...and you're sure to get paid by the client

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Kato, did you ever cross paths with Mike Holmes?
No, lucky for him. Most here know I'm not a fan.

Mike has done a lot of good showing the public the pitfalls of hireing hacks. For that I tip my hat to him.

My beef with Mike is that he goes on about hireing licensed tradesmen, when he himself is not. Here in Ontario and the rest of Canada we have a license for Carpenter. He never promoted that.

Without going into a lot of detail, Mike Holmes is technically supposed to have his license to swing his hammer. I find it demeaning to the trade of carpentry.

Strictly my opinion. If I ever meet him I will call him on it. I have on his web site, got reamed by the "I love Mike" members.
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