How To Make A Railroad Spike Bottle Opener

I do like the execution.

How to make a railroad spike bottle opener. Before going any further put on your eye and ear protection. Meet the hand forged finely crafted railroad spike bottle openers from northern crescent iron. So he went walking along the railroad tracks and found some spikes and came up with this. So you need a lip that will catch the cap and break the vacuum of the bottle as well as a fulcrum point against which to torque the bottle opener.

Maybe these arent found railroad ties. A bottle opener has the singular purpose of pulling a cap off a bottle. This was a really fun project. Ive done two styles of spike bottle openers several like moose forge described and one like this.

It takes surprisingly little effort. The offset should be closer to the side that will be used to catch the bottle. I am retired and have been for 13 years. Its hard to discern this bottle openers humble roots.

I have been married to the same woman for 41yrs have three boys and three grandchil. I asked my husband joe if he could make me a shelf a place to hang up my purse sweater voodoo doll. Its also a federal crime to remove any part of a railroad i was also told. In my first blacksmithing video i teach how to make these railroad spike bottle openers that i made for a x mas gift.

To enable a railroad spike to mimic a bottle opener modify an end so that it can grip the cap. Discarded railroad spikes can be shapped into knives chisels and bottle openers. Forging a twisted bottle opener from a railroad spike using a gas forge. Our team selects a railroad spike heats it up with precision and attention hammers it into the perfect shape and refines it to become a unique bottle opener.

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