Do the nails stick out at all when toe-nailing studs?


This video was taken in Amboseli National Park in Kenya by one of our UK based consultants Lily. The elephants had been feeding in the marshes - you can see that the elephant is wet and in some of the distant shots has a waterline running along her body. When she got out, she noticed this stick and took some time using her foot and trunk to get it in exactly the correct position. Once she had, she anchored it with her full weight on her left foot and used its sharp end to clean between the toes and under the nails of her right foot. Whether she had mud or maybe a small stone wedged there from the bottom of the marsh it was impossible to see, but she certainly knew exactly what she was trying to do, and succeeded in doing it.
Elephants have been recorded using sticks before, to scratch themselves with or using foliage to swat insects. We've never seen one clean their toe nails before. If you have, let us know.
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When we started our English School we wanted to highlight our unique selling points. We didn’t want to be the same as our competitors. We tried to be the best school in the area, making ourselves an excellent and unique school to come to. We first toyed with ideas for the name of our school. DNA was the first name we went with. Then someone said it sounded like a scientific company. We also asked students how they referred to our school [knowing the importance of word of mouth in Japan] they said the called it the English place. Then we thought, keep it simple, we are the only English speaking foreign couple in the area, use our names and faces on a big cartoon poster.

Our children attend Japanese elementary and Jr. High School. Despite being in a conformist society they have very few problems being so different. In fact, I would argue their blonde hair and blue eyes makes school life easier for them. ...

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I would mark the position of each toenail, then put the drywall in place, put a flat block of wood on the floor (or ceiling) against the drywall, then hit with a hammer to dig the nail head into the back of the drywall.

Then screw the drywall in place taking note of the marks so I don't hit the toenails with the drywall screws or nails.

House destroyed by fire? Flood? Windstorm? Seriously consider selling the property and moving. Fixing, er, rebuilding, the house will become a money pit, er, time pit having to find, line up, and watchdog contractors (and also stays a money...

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Are you scared of BACTERIA? Somehow your question gives me that impression. Let me talk about bacteria in the body first, then I will discuss about those CLINGING to your nails, etc.

Like in all societies there are good guys and bad guys, in the society of bacteria, they have good and bad bacteria ( for humans). If you think their numbers: In the world there are about many trillion different species ( we only know about a million, that too many through indirect means, so just assumption). Their numbers as a single cell are many many more. Naturally there has to some bad guys around. As we start to accumulate information about them, we will identify the bad ones and develop means to unsmart them.

Now let us think about ourselves: Each human, that include you and me, carry over 10 - 100 billions BACTERIAL CELL; that’s close to the number of body cells we have. they can be broadly grouped as: ( a) resident bacteria and (b) transient bacteria [ if you know the current...

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If the portion of the nail unit that produces the cells that become the nail plate was removed during surgery (the root), the nail plate will not grow back. The toe will feel funny at first, so be very careful in your choice of shoes. If you wear shoes that rub the top of the toe, it would cause further injury to the delicate skin that used to be the nail bed. After a while, this skin will harden and protect the underlying tissues, the nerves and blood supply. That is ALL the nail plate does!

The root lies deep underneath the skin just behind the cuticle and produces soft, round, plump cells that grow forward from underneath the skin at the cuticle. As the cells grow forward, they lose their inner material and become flat and hard. The 'newest' cells are closest to the cuticle and the hardest, oldest cells, are closest to and become the free edge. If the doctor removed the root of the nail where the nail plate cells are 'born', then nothing is left to...

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Making a plumb stick

All you need to make a plumb stick is a 2-ft.level, a 2x4 stud, some duct tape orheavy-dutyrubber bands and a shim or two. Pick out a fairly straight, lightweight stud. Then cut two I6-in.pieces of Ix2 and nail them to the edge of the stud at each end, leaving 3 in. or 4 in. overhang. This way the

plumb stick will rest only against the top and bottom plates and not against a potentially bowed stud, which would produce an inaccurate reading.

Attach the level to the opposite edge of the stud using duct tape or rubber bands, high enough so that the bubble in the vial will be at eye level when the plumb stick is held in an upright position.

Tocheck the plumb stick for accuracy, hold itupright with the face of the stud flat against the wall and the Ix extensions touching the bottom and top plates. Move the top of the stick until the bubble is centered exactly in the vial. Then mark along the edge of the Ix...

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Nail stickers are a fun way to enhance the fingernails as well as the toenails. Although nail stickers look amazing on the nails, they do not stay for long on the nails. Maintaining nail stickers for a longer periods of time is quite vexing. After enjoying your nail-sticker-look for a while, naturally you are bound to get rid of them and get a new look. Removing nail stickers is quite easy. All you need to do is to follow these simple steps.

Steps for Removing

These simple steps are quite helpful in getting rid of your nail sticker:

Firstly, gather all the things that you need for removing the nail stickers. The things you will need are acetone nail polish remover, paper towels, nail filer, nail buffer and a nail polish of your choice. After getting all the required stuff, settle at a convenient place and spread out the paper towels so the you won’t spoil the surrounding. It also makes it easier to clean up the mess. Now, use the acetone nail polish remover. You...
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TOE NAILED FRAMING CONNECTIONS - CONTENTS: toe-nailing framing lumber: where, how & how many nails should be used, at what angle, to what depth, to provide a strong toe-nailed joint between a stud or rafter or joist and its abutting beam, plate or ridgeboard? POST a QUESTION or READ FAQs about toe nailing in wood frame construction REFERENCES

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Wood frame toe nailing: how to toe-nail joists, studs, & beams in wood framed structures.

This article describes the proper method for strong "double-shear" angled or toe nailing of joists or studs that butt into beams or top or shoe plates in wood framed buildings. Properly done, toe-nailing makes very strong wood framing connections. But mistakes like choosing the wrong nail size, wrong nail placement, or wrong number of nails can mean weak joints and a weak structure.


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It would be unusual for it to hurt - keratin is dead and the needle is placed into the void of fluid or air that is putting the painful pressure on the nail bed. Relieving that pressure is almost instant pain relief.

Doing something like a ring block will hurt - a needle is inserted several times to the nerve and local (depending on your personal tolerance) stings - I am a clumsy git and just find it stings, I've accompanied others who have been reduced to tears. Then a few hours later you get horrible pins and needles that you just have to ride out - I've had it last for 2 hours all the while making me feel sick, left me tender in more areas too with nice collections of wee bruises.

I don't bother now I hate local so much - to the point I had to argue with the Doctors who set my broken hand, 20 minutes gritting your teeth with a dose of painkiller or hanging around for half an hour to get numb then waiting for it to wear off and still being sore afterwards, nope. Not...

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One of the most basic things in building and remodeling are nails. Your entire house, except for the brick and concrete bits is built and held together with nails. When you walk into the hardware store looking for nails, there is a huge selection of types, sizes, coatings and finishes. One of the things that stops a lot of folks from doing remodeling projects is the wide selection of just the basic stuff like nails.

This is a guide to the most useful nails that you will need for your projects. First up are Framing Nails. Framing nails are used in building walls, roofs, applying sheathing, sub-flooring, and just about everywhere construction lumber is used.

Here are a selection of nails from my nail carry around. From left to right are a 16d Duplex, a 16d sinker, a 10d common, a 10d box, a 8d sinker, a 6d common, and a 6d box nail.

Framing nails come in three basic styles. Sinkers, Common and Box. Nail sizes are designated by (d) (penny) which was how...

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Well, I've been all over town looking for some nails to use on a few cedar fence panels. I need to nail 3/4" cedar pickets to 1.5" cross bars.

I've been to 4 big-box stores, the local lumber yard and 3 hardware stores (including a specialty one). The only options I've been able to find that didn't come in $125 bulk sizes are:

- 1.25" stainless (ring shank) or
- 2" double-hot-dipped galvanized.

I'm thinking a 2" nail would be ideal in terms of holding power and not as likely to split the cross beams. However, I'll probaly go with the 2.25 nails, as .5" didn's seem like much penetration into the cross beam.

Anyways, the reason I'm posting is to ask if there is a rule of thumb for picking out nails? How far should a nail penetrate the 'holding' substrate compared to the substrate being...

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