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I know a lot has been written about rail spikes. Perhaps we should have a thread where rail spike ideas are all in the one place. Anyway, I was a bit bored after doing a heap of bottle openers, so I put a rail spike in the forge and drew it out just for the sake of it. Got it close to 600mm, but it was not easy work! (Need a power hammer - the 'Armstrong' model is wearing out!) The finished spike has virtually no practical function other than to demonstrate how much steel there is in a spike. I see on his website that Vaughn makes them into steak flippers. So what else could be done with spikes? Here's a pic of the drawn out spike in comparison: