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Nail Bending


#1

I was thinking about get my dad some nails but had a couple questions I'm hoping some one on here can help me out with.

I remember reading somewhere that if you do it improperly nail bending and permanently damage muscles and bones in your hand. I haven't been able to find this article again, but It sounds like BS to me (kinda like how squats are bad for your knees). Anyways for myself I wouldn't be concerned but I don't want to give these to my dad if this is a serious issue

Also, I was in the hardware store and saw a bunch of steel round bar in different diameters( 1/8,1/16,3/16, etc.) I was thinking about cutting these down to make some "nails". Does this sound like a good idea. IF so what would be some good lengths and diameters to start out with.


#2

1/2" diamiter cold rolled steel rod. cut em up 2" long each. bend those, you will be invinsible.


#3

He'll want to start off with timber ties, then move to 40d nails. Get some leather to wrap the ends on. Bending steel can injure connective tissue in the hands & wrists if done stupidly. Check out the Maximized Bending eBook on the Gripboard.