For this video, the tong piece shown in this picture will be referred to as Part A and this one will be referred to as Part B. Let’s start with Part A To start making your Quick Railroad Spike Tongs, you’ll heat up your Part A Once hot, you’ll place the tong in your vise with the small groove facing up and line the center of that groove up with the corner of your vise. After you’ve got it lined up, bend it to 90-degrees with your hammer. After you reheat, you’ll then twist the jaw 90-degrees counter-clockwise Take your hammer and straighten as necessary to close the gap right here. That’s all for Part A. Let’s move on to Part B. To make your Part B, you’ll begin by heating it up and placing it in the vise with the rein facing left and the bottom of the “U” about 1/4 of an inch from the top of the vise as shown here. Once it is lined up, you’ll bend it backwards on the vise to approximately 90-degrees. Reheat, put in the vise, and use a suitable wrench or tongs to twist the jaw counter-clockwise 90-degrees. Adjust and straighten as necessary. Continue making adjustments as needed. This next step is optional, but we recommend it. Heat Part B again, cool off just the ends with water and use light blows to upset the corners. This process can make your tongs stronger. Next, you’ll pound out the reins as desired. Then center punch and drill your holes. Before we move on, make sure you sand these areas to clean out any debris. You’re almost done! Next step is to rivet the pieces together. Give the tongs another heat and make final adjustments to fit your specific railroad spike. It’s as simple as that! If you want, you can stamp them with your name, but make sure you clean them off with a wire brush. Great job!