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Old 04-13-2008, 08:04 PM   #8411
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pickles, I think that I may have an idea maybe the wrong one, however, but my hubby and computer expert just left for the next 3 days and I am NOT holding up this thread but I hope someone posts the answer soon.......:)
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:19 PM   #8412
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I printed the picture and, using a piece of paper to simulate a wall (or other surface) as well as my imagination, tried to see what it would look like when the sharp end was pounded in with a hammer. All I can think of is that they would hold wires, cables, cords, etc. to keep them out of the way, but since there is already some type of staple that does the same thing, it's probably not that. Although these would look nicer than metal staples.

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Old 04-13-2008, 10:37 PM   #8413
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The first thing that came to mind was "used to stretch fabric, and temporarily secure it until a permanent attachment is applied."


The striking surface (if you can call it that) is at a 45 degree angle to the penetration axis of the sharp end... You smack it and it tightens whatever you're attaching at the same time it's tacking it down. After using these to temporarily secure stuff all the way around, then you staple (glue, whatever) the fabric in place more permanently, and then remove the temporary attachments.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:39 PM   #8414
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Not for stretching anything.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:42 AM   #8415
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Is it for tacking down floor boards?
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:27 PM   #8416
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Nothing to do with flooring. They're used above the floor.
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:10 PM   #8417
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Got it, I think. For holding the tiebacks for curtains.
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:20 PM   #8418
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Yes, Ray. For tiebacks and for such things as "bishop's sleeves," etc. in the world of window treatments. Buck hates them. Says they are designed poorly. I've never had a problem with them and have found all sorts of other uses around the house for them.
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:22 PM   #8419
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Thanks.

Just need to find a picture.
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:28 PM   #8420
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