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!!!
my grand father has a railroad spike that has been turned into a knife, ugh most beautiful knife ever! (btw he works with csx)
not to be mean but wats the point of the ible<br>
to show people how to make a last spike theme souvenir or show peice
That's one hard-core souvenir!
thank you very much
Cool slice of Canadiana, that's quite a hefty souvenir!
thank you

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