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Old 11-12-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Hi, kids! Scroll on down for Today's Tip.


HAMMER SAFELY

Have you ever smashed your thumb or finger while hammering a small nail?
Yikes, that's painful! Here's a handy dandy way to ensure that it won't happen
again.

The next time you need to hammer a small nail and haven't enough space to
hold it in place with your fingers, slide the nail into the grooves of a bobby pin
and use the pin to hold the nail. You'll be able to hammer away without striking
your digits.


Source: Real Simple magazine, August 2013

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Old 11-12-2013, 08:17 PM
 
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Good tip. I don't wear bobby pins though. I always use needle nose pliers to hold the nail in place. Just hung something yesterday, smack
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Good tip. I don't wear bobby pins though. I always use needle nose pliers to hold the nail in place. Just hung something yesterday, smack
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Good tip Pam! I think I've done this.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Good tip. I don't wear bobby pins though. I always use needle nose pliers to hold the nail in place. Just hung something yesterday, smack
Done this too. Some days you just can't hit the nail on the head!
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Whoda' thunk it? I love this tip, Pam, and I will certainly use it the next time I have to hammer in a small nail. Thank you.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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You can also use the nail to hold the bobby pin as you hammer it in.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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My handyman is bald, I will ask him about the bobby pins. Hope my question will not offend him
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:52 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Pam- I love you!

My thumb says thank you for saving it from further pain!
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Oh great - NOW you tell me .

I can't count the number of times I've whacked my thumb.
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