Watch as I make a bottle opener out of an old rusty railroad spike!

The finish that I applied after cleaning the spike off is a pure beeswax. After heating the spike to a straw yellow I applied the beeswax and continued applying heat until the metal turned black.

I tested the finish by putting water on the spike and leaving it overnight. No rust at all, and in actuality the water beaded off immediately.

Full disclosure, I the top tooth of the opener should be at a more aggressive hook, While this does work it is a little slippery.

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My name is Adam Patterson and I'm a full-time programmer and father. I make simple projects out of salvaged wood, steel, and other goodness.

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