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Making small nails with round head

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great job!

One question only: the cutting edge is symmetrical, so it creates a 'head' on both ends of the shank. What do you do with the end where no head is needed? Did you try this with a non-symmetrical cutting edge so it does not create a head on the end where it should not?



just cut it using wire-cutter or scissors.

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Brilliant! I wish I had seen this when I was making the bolt heads for my pintles and gudgeons last month. Next time.

Thanks for sharing


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Simple, fast, easy, inexpensive, you gave us the complete package!  Thank you very much for sharing.


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I want to make small nails with round heads.  I could not find the instructions and would appreciate your sending me in the right directions.




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Thank you for sharing this! The set of nails coming with my current kit have uneven heads and they look kind of ugly on the model. I was looking for nails with round head, but couldn't find a supplier. I never believed that I can make my round headed nails so easily!


Thank you again!!!

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