Picture of The last spike
One of my favorite place to go in canada is the last spike attraction but what i dont like are over priced and crappy souvenirs from the gift shop, so i decided to make my own by getting a railroad spike and painting it gold. This looks great and is very cost effictive.

Step 1: Materials

You will need the following:

  1. Railroad spike
  2. Gold spraypaint
  3. Clear coat spraypaint
  4. Bench grinder (optional but highley recomended)
  5. Circular file
  6. Flat file
  7. A scotch brite pad (or any scrubbing sponge)
  8. Table vice
  9.  Sand paper
You could get some gold flake from a craft store and "one up" that souvenir shop with real GOLD!!!
doomsdayltd4 years ago
my grand father has a railroad spike that has been turned into a knife, ugh most beautiful knife ever! (btw he works with csx)
crazykiddo4 years ago
not to be mean but wats the point of the ible
d.i.y master (author)  crazykiddo4 years ago
to show people how to make a last spike theme souvenir or show peice
That's one hard-core souvenir!
d.i.y master (author)  Kaptain Kool4 years ago
thank you very much
mikeasaurus4 years ago
Cool slice of Canadiana, that's quite a hefty souvenir!
d.i.y master (author)  mikeasaurus4 years ago
thank you