This ible aims to help those of us who use recycled pallets and box springs also use the bent and messed up nails that hold them together. No sense in buying new nails when you can use what was given to you!
Step 1: An explanation of what I'm doing.
The basic idea here is to make straight the bent and twisted nails you encounter when removing boards and joints from scrap wood.
This works best with nails that are about 2 inches or longer. Any shorter and you might hit your hands or it just becomes cumbersome to work with them.
It is important to practice finesse and not strength. Nails are not as tough as you might think, and just a little bit of convincing will get them straighted up.