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Pass through cork screw

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Made this cork screw out of a railroad spike. I used Mark Aspery’s pass through technique. This is my first go and it’s pretty rough. I will definitely be making more.

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Clever idea, nicely executed! I worry that he screw would be too mild to work well in a tough cork though. I guess you'll just have to try it. Pity they don't make high-carbon rail spikes.

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If you decided to make more of them, you might run the stock through the other way so the spike head is more comfortable to hold.

Alternately, you could twist the head 180 degrees and have a decorative effect.

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20 hours ago, SFC Snuffy said:

I've been too chicken to try it. Did you quench the screw?

I did water quench it just for good measure.

 

13 hours ago, ausfire said:

Clever idea, nicely executed! I worry that he screw would be too mild to work well in a tough cork though. I guess you'll just have to try it. Pity they don't make high-carbon rail spikes.

41 minutes ago, rockstar.esq said:

If you decided to make more of them, you might run the stock through the other way so the spike head is more comfortable to hold.

Alternately, you could twist the head 180 degrees and have a decorative effect.

Aus

It is a pity. I think it will be sturdy enough not hardened. I wouldn't go much thinner than an 1/8 inch round on the screw. I will let you know if we run into any problems as we use it.

Rockstar,

That's a good idea on the twists. its not the most comfortable right now so I might do that with this one.

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