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What kind of fastener is this?

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It was used to join the angled nubs at the end of of a handrail, and the railing was dropped during refinsihing and the end nub split. A trim carpenter friend of mine called it a spline nail, but no luck finding a source using google. Does anyone know the official name of this? or even better post a link to a place I can buy them. Many thanks!

Also, is this installed using a hammer or is there some air tool required? Any pre-drilling or special prep needed besides clamping? I'm concerned the new nubs would split as well unless there is some form of pre-drill/prep.

 

Thanks all!

 

Looks kind of like the (post #215926, reply #1 of 8)

Looks kind of like the old-fashioned version of corrugated staples:  https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-30-Coun...

(But I'd consider making the repair with dowels.)


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Couldnt you use a biscuit (post #215926, reply #5 of 8)

Couldnt you use a biscuit instead? Might be a stronger connection and definietley would not split.

I suppose you could smoke it, (post #215926, reply #6 of 8)

I suppose you could smoke it, but I think it would smell pretty bad.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

Smoked biscuit? We dont have (post #215926, reply #7 of 8)

Smoked biscuit? We dont have those here, must be a southern thing..

I know these as coffin nails. (post #215926, reply #2 of 8)

I know these as coffin nails. Presumably because they are/were used on those items. 

Coffin nails. (post #215926, reply #3 of 8)

I smoked coffin nails for 25 years and those are not coffin nails.

What have you been smoking?? (post #215926, reply #4 of 8)

What have you been smoking??


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

Casing spline (post #215926, reply #8 of 8)

It's something like a door/window casing spline, though they're probably few and far between:

https://dwtoolsales.com/product/door-spl...


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville