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What Can I Do With My Bent Nails?

I have a bunch of nails from a construction project. Most are bent and probably not usuable for building. What would you do with them? I have a bucket full. Thanks. Joe

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February 4, 20010 found this helpful
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My grandfather was a carpenter and often had bent nails. Since there were 5 of us kids, he many times handed us a hammer and a bucket of nails to straighten out. Just hammer and keep turning on a flat surface until the nail is straightened enough to use.

You may have to hammer a little gentler at first as they are more prone to bend again once bent.

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February 7, 20010 found this helpful
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If they are not galvanized, you can push them (point down) into the soil around your hydrangeas, azaleas and rhodos. The rust will nourish them.

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February 5, 20010 found this helpful

That's a good idea. Does anyone have any ideas of how or where you can recycle nails?

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July 6, 20070 found this helpful

stick some Tremclad or rust paint on them and turn when you need into handly dandly all purpose hooks around the house and garage.

Put them in a paint can or coffee can, pour in some concrete, stir well so they are not all poking out, attach a hook and you have a boat anchor.

Metal sculpture?

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June 19, 20080 found this helpful

check into recycling the metal.

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