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RR Spike Bottle Opener
make a cool bottle opener from an old railroad spike

Trains, blacksmiths, and beer...three great things that go great together! Of course, there's nothing to stop you from using your bottle opener for pop, or tonic, or even soda!

We'll start with an old railroad spike, and wind up with something that can open bottles, and is still recognizable as a RR spike. Intended for rail enthusiasts to have fun with some smithing, this class will involve twisting, drawing out, dishing, and the fiddly work of adjusting a bottle opener so that it works. This class is NOT generally a substitute for "A Taste of Blacksmithing".

Gift Certificates for RR Spike Bottle Opener are available.

1 three-hour meeting    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
Fee: $125 per student
Maximum 4 students, one per forge


Required: A rapid Covid test that day.
Yes, really, we're still asking for it in 2024.
It's still out there, and no fun at all.


Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge:
closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient, sandals, crocs, pumps, mules... are not), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes.
Click here for more safety information.

Dates and Times:
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