Ask WWGOA: Framing Spikes

Question:

What are framing spikes? The bench plans I have call for framing in of the bench base by assembling “them with the framing spikes as shown above.” I see no spikes in the picture. Thanks for your help.

Submitted by T. Welsh

Answer:

Back when I was building houses, we called 16D nails, used to nail together 2 x 4 and 2 x 6 walls, framing spikes. If your bench plan calls for nailing together the base, my guess is that these nails are what they’re referring to. I can’t think of any other woodworking tool or device referred to as a framing spike.

George


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    • Customer Service

      Hi Dale. I also clean the nozzle, but I do not find that I have to do this with the frequency that you suggest. Perhaps monthly or so. I use a pointy pick and run it under hot water, and it seems to clear it pretty quickly.
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      Paul-WWGOA

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