So I panicked. "How am I going to finish this chest of drawers," I asked myself. "Surely, I can't use wire nails, that would destroy the look of the piece!". Fortunately, I remembered Joel Moskowitz and the brilliant folks over at Tools For Working Wood.
I ordered a pound of 4D Fine Finish Nails, a 1/2 pound 2D and 1/2 pound 4D Decorative Wrought Head Cut Nails, and 1/8 pound of 2D Headless Cut Brads. They arrived quicker than I expected and are of excellent quality. And they come in neat paper bags.
|Cut nails. Image from TFWW website|
|Wrought Head nails. Image from TFWW website.|
|Headless brads, for moldings. Image for TFWW website|
And the other nails are for finishing my chest over drawers, and for a very special project that I'm writing up for Popular Woodworking. Much, much more on that later as well.
As for my nail cabinet? Of course, I completely forgot that I had just bought a box of vintage (read as "rusty") 4D finish nails at an antique mall in Madison, WI. I found them two days after my TFWW order arrived. So, I should be set for a while, at least until I forget and order more... Joel, you have my credit card number and address. Don't let me run out!