If they are finishing nails, sounds like they are, pull them thru from inside. No damage to outside and putty may stay in holes. Grab the nail close to wood with end nippers and rock the nail thru, may take two grabs, and rock perpindicular to line of nails. Rock with the line and when nail pops out, your knuckles slam into sharp nails.
Hmmm, wear leather gloves.
Measure twice, cut once.
Look at the nail, not the hammer. Watch the fence, not the blade.
If you hook your thumb over your belt you won't hit it with the hammer or leave it layin on the saw table.