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Old 01-11-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
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Box, common, sinker...

What do these mean and/or what is their origin?

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Old 01-11-2011, 11:22 PM   #2
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Box, common, sinker...

What do these mean and/or what is their origin?
Here you go read up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nail_(fastener) and scroll down to Terminology

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Old 01-11-2011, 11:34 PM   #3
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Awww...come on...wikipedia is too easy. Thanks, though.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:43 PM   #4
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Well you will get your answer.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:46 PM   #5
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I just thought I might avoid some of the inaccuracies which exist in wikipedia by asking in perhaps a more trustworthy forum (this one).
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I just thought I might avoid some of the inaccuracies which exist in wikipedia by asking in perhaps a more trustworthy forum (this one).
It's a nail description, not a legal arguement.
Sounds like someone needs help with their homework.
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Box nails Similar to common, but thinner shanks and less holding power. They should not be uses for lumber framing.

Common nails
A commonly (hence the name) use nail, thick shanks, and made from iron wire.

Sinkers A little thinner than a common, but much better holding power and are usually coated to give them the holding power, are idea for framing.

Pretty bare bones answer, as far as their origins you got me there. All though I would think the sinkers are a much new style of nail for framing.
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I believe box nails are so called because they were used to build boxes for apples

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