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FIDs.jpgFids & Marlinspikes153 viewsUpper fid is dogwood, middle fid is osage orange. Both made by Bill Ghio. Lower fid is bone (probably cow). Bottom knife, marlinspike & sheath are KABAR set I bought ~1971 while serving on USS TICONDEROGA (CV14). Charlie Rodgers
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Burlington-20120721-00216.jpgFruits of our labour63 viewsA couple of S-hooks and a couple of RR spike knives. dlarue
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Oakville-20120721-00220.jpgRR spike knives28 viewsMade these in the old forge at Camp Nemo. Used a 10 pound sledge to shape them. My usual smithing hammer did nothing. "The goggles, they do nothing!"dlarue
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hanger1.jpgFireplace tool hanger52 viewsholes drilled in the mortar of the fireplace, insert dowel and drive in mounting spikes, splitting the dowel and wedging the spikes. Really challanging to get the wave consistent nicknaylo
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DSCN3474.JPGBottle opener from a RR spike. 78 viewsa lot of people make crappy, heavy knives from railroad spikes. I've tried and failed to do even that much. But bottle openers I seem to be able to do! nicknaylo
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DSCN2514.JPGSteak Turner from a RR spike.65 viewsabout 9 inches, part of post turkey forging. nicknaylo
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pike_tips.jpgspikes49 viewssome have barbs to hold in wood Bret Rochotte
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DSCN2410.JPGFailures..69 viewstried to make a leaf vein die out of a RR spike, the impression is not deep enough, spent an hour working on that rose, then the outer 2/3 of the petal snapped off. nicknaylo
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DSCN2269.jpghandled RR spike Axe.141 viewsput a handle on the axe forged from a RR spike. nicknaylo
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DSCN2245.jpgAxe from RR spike and nails,185 viewsslitted and drifted an eye in the an HC RR spike, then flattened the head and pointed the chisel end. More of a boarding axe than a wood cutting tool. Handful of crude attempts, not easy making nails, not yet anyway. nicknaylo
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DSCN2226.JPGSmithy, left hand side.184 viewsanvil with all the tongs,gas forge and exiled table saw, toolbox, bag of RR spikes on the ground etc..nicknaylo
 
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