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#1 posted 08-17-2017 11:41 PM

May I assume your pilot hole went through the side into the bottom? How thick are the sides? How thick is the bottom? What species lumber are you using? Cut nails do need a pretty good wallop!

I usually put a bit of grease (boiled linseed oil and bee s wax) in the pilot hole before driving the nail.

- Ron Aylor

The lumber is 4/4 pine. The hole goes through the side and the bottom. I just might have to try that grease trick. The last board split on me after forcing it with a heavier hammer.

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