Some articles on nail, head, nails:
... As development began on the nail, there were three major causes of failure to be overcome ... These were having the nail — head and all — rip through the sheathing, having the entire nail pull out of the frame, and having the nail's midsection snap under stress ... Early research showed that the larger the head, the less chance there was of the nail being ripped through the sheathing ...
... Box — a wire nail with a head box nails have a smaller shank than common nails of the same size Bright — no surface coating not recommended for weather exposure or acidic or treated lumber ...
Famous quotes containing the words head and/or nail:
“Freud was a hero. He descended to the Underworld and met there stark terrors. He carried with him his theory as a Medusas head which turned these terrors to stone.”
—R.D. (Ronald David)
“Ah, but to play man number one,
To drive the dagger in his heart,
To lay his brain upon the board
And pick the acrid colors out,
To nail his thought across the door,
Its wings spread wide to rain and snow,
To strike his living hi and ho....”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)