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    I am a stupor hero, I have an uncanny ability

    Putting some drawers together for a shop cabinet. I managed to put nails into the groove for the plywood bottoms not on one drawer not on two drawers, but on all four drawers in at least one place each. What are the odds? Time to go out and buy my lottery ticket!
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    My question is , Why are you using nails in wood furniture LOL
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    Ding, ding, ding. We have another winner. Thank goodness none of the rest of us have ever mis-positioned a brad nailer. That was just Murphy making you check your drawer-bottom dado alignment . The ones that really hurt are the ones that blast out of a show surface . . . DAMHIKT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Ding, ding, ding. We have another winner. Thank goodness none of the rest of us have ever mis-positioned a brad nailer. That was just Murphy making you check your drawer-bottom dado alignment . The ones that really hurt are the ones that blast out of a show surface . . . DAMHIKT.

    yeah, blast out of the side really hurt, especially when they go into one of your fingers. I hate that. done it more than once.
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    Oh man, I'm sure glad that I'm not the only one who does dumb stuff
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    Maybe I need to get Jarrod to do a write up on the proper procedures for repairing WOOD furniture.
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    Using nails like that is just asking for an early grave for the peice.

    Wood Joinery can be your friend. It adds strength.

    Screws and glue can have their place, but nails into plywood edges isn't a best practice.
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    What is a shot cabinet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    My question is , Why are you using nails in wood furniture LOL
    This is not exactly "furniture". The picture is of a drawer box made from 1/2" baltic birch. I wanted to complete all 4 drawers in an afternoon but do not have enough clamps to have them all sitting waiting to set up. So, I would clamp each drawer, pop in a few brads to secure the joint, use small clamps to clamp in some corner squares to hold it true while drying, and use the big clamps again for the next drawer. All worked perfectly, except the poorly aimed nails in the groove for the drawer bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    Maybe I need to get Jarrod to do a write up on the proper procedures for repairing WOOD furniture.
    That could help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Smith View Post
    Using nails like that is just asking for an early grave for the peice.

    Wood Joinery can be your friend. It adds strength.

    Screws and glue can have their place, but nails into plywood edges isn't a best practice.
    As stated above, these nails are not the joinery - they are just holding the joint till the glue sets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    What is a shot cabinet?
    Corrected - thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    What is a shot cabinet?
    shot cabinet-a cabinet built to hold shots.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_qA9Z_IL7U
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