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A swell trick with a nail in wood. Answered

Originally via Boing Boing, original video by Stevin Marin:

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monsterlego

8 years ago

Ahh... i see what you did there.

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Kitemanmonsterlego

Reply 8 years ago

I didn't do it, I pinched the headline off Boing Boing

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KitemanKryptonite

Reply 8 years ago

What, you'd prefer I took credit for somebody else's creativity?

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rimar2000

8 years ago

I had already seen it, I thought it was on Instructables. Interesting trick, same principle than this instructable.

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The Jamalam

8 years ago

The video is no longer available. Could you find an alternative? This seems interesting.

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KitemanThe Jamalam

Reply 8 years ago

Fixed - it seems the version tweeted by Boing Boing was actually a rip-off from Wood Working for Mere Mortals (as already linked by Twinmum).

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PeteFromOz

8 years ago

Ha! This is cool! I saw a similar trick done with a wooden arrow (one piece of wood including arrow head and tail) going through a glass bottle, I.e the head or tail of the arrow could not fit through the holes drilled in the bottle)
Now I know how they must have done it!

I really like yours tho kiteman, think I might try it myself this weekend.
Cheers,
Pete

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KryptonitePeteFromOz

Reply 8 years ago

They could have put the head on after threading it through the holes.

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PeteFromOzKryptonite

Reply 8 years ago

Na, the arrow was carved out of one piece of wood, with the head and the tail both too big for the hole. What they must have done was compress the head, put it through then 'reconstitute' it in the way that Kiteman showed us.

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Dream Dragon

8 years ago

Well Mr K, it really matters little where you got it from, it's the best documentation of the technique I've seen. It's an OLD trick and a very neat way to get some things to fit REALLY tight.

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Nostalgic Guy

8 years ago

Nice one....
I have just got to make a couple of these for those annoying people who can always do wood block puzzles :-)

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denaetak

8 years ago

Good one! Very Cool!