Nail Cushion Version DIY - video powered by Metacafe
When there is a lot of hammering to do, your fingers can come out sore and swollen from holding so many nails in place. Can you imagine coming down off the ladder and giving your fingers a rest? It's awfully uncomfortable, but hardly enough of an "injury" to stop work for a break.
Instead, channel your inner geek, and hack together a nail cushion from an old mouse pad
. The rubber backing will keep things in place and the foam cushioning is easy to hold from the bottom. Your fingers will not be near a nail. All you do is slip the nail through one of the holes, hammer it in and slide the pad off.
This seemingly useless invention will save you a lot of sore fingers and make your work faster and more enjoyable.