although this is probably more curiosity at this point
than anything else, i'm stuck on the idea of making a
nailing machine. i would want to say "nail gun" but this
thing will probably look like a frankstein benchtop
device, more for my own playing that any useful work.
i have a few pounds of nails, (common nail-- 2d, 3d?)..
about 1" long, 1/16" diameter, with about an 1/8" or larger
head. a finishing nail, of sorts, but with a head on it.
i'm trying to figure out how one (I) would go about sorting
these things, orienting them, in order to feed them under
an airpiston for driving.
a few books i have with 'engineering designs' show hopper/feeders,
with some amazing ideas in them for sorting, but none seem
applicable to my nail. for every idea i've come up with, i've
come too two or three reasons why they would jam.
i'm hoping someone out there has experience and/or worked with
such devices... who can maybe explain to me the basic concept
of how this might be done with a nail.
i've considered purchasing nailgun nails.. already provided
in 'cartridge' form.. but apart from them having no head, it
seems like a copout, and i'd really like to figure out how to
do it with a 'headed' nail. homebrew, of sorts.
18 years ago