|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-25-2015 07:44 PM||1428 views||4 times favorited||31 comments|
I found a lot of railroad spikes out in Arizona where they changed out the tracks and brought a few back thinking they could be made into something. I cleaned them up on the wire wheel and tried to drill and tap them and it worked pretty good so I mounted the first one on piece of maple burl that was too thin for anything else.
I did a little cutting under the head of the spike so it could grab the cap on a bottle, too.
It works very well for an opener and a coat or hat hook.
The spike is lacquered and the wood is coated with spar polyurethane so it can stay out doors.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!