This is the smartest and safest trick I've seen for protecting your digits when hammering a nail. Simply hold the nail with a wooden clothes pin! Even a seasoned hammer wielder like myself can miss, so I say, give safety the green light and go for the ouch-free gold.
Step 1: Supplies
- wooden clothes pin
Step 2: Placement
Clamp the nail with the clothes pin so that the tip of the nail is JUST sticking out from the side that you'll put up against the wall.
Step 3: Ready, Aim, Magic!
Hold the pin/nail combo up against the wall where you'd like to put the nail.
Hammer in the nail, risk free!
You and your thumbnail are welcome. : )