How To Use a Tap and Die Set
Learn how to properly use a tap and die set.
Place the nail between your index and middle fingers, with your fingernails facing down (Image 1).
Use a set of needle-nose pliers to grasp the nail while you hammer it (Image 2) or place the nail through the teeth of a hair comb (Image 3).
Place a small lump of clay on the tip of the nail. Move the clay before you drive the nail all the way.
Use a small hammer to cut a sliver from the surface of the wood (Image 1).
Hammer the nail underneath the sliver (Image 2).
Glue the sliver back down over the head of the nail.
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