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Rail road spike bottle opener

Timmy Charles

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If you haven't already done so, search etsy for railroad spike openers.  You'll get a ton of ideas of different ways to forge them. 


Love the design you made btw, I plan on making some like that vs. the way I've been doing.  Openers have been a big seller for me and the ones that I forged on my railroad track anvil was how I paid for the 190# PW anvil that I have now.  I would recommend keeping any emails or letters you have from rail workers or the yard that you get the spikes from just in case it comes up and you need to show that you obtained the spikes legally.  I got my piece of track and spikes by contacting a local railyard.  I explained what I was doing and asked it they had a piece of track I could use as an anvil.  They were more than happy to help and made a pile of spikes for me to have.  Later I returned w/ an opener and a cold six pack of beer to say thanks (and to get more spikes)!

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