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Railroad Spike Tap Handle

by iechoic Jul 21, 2019
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Awesome! When I scanned this, I never thought someone could use it. To turn it into a beer tap handle is just too perfect. The railroad spike likely came from Northern Virginia somewhere.

Haha, that's great, we're in Baltimore across from the B&O Railroad Museum - so the scan didn't travel too far from the original spike. The scan was very useful, I wouldn't have known where to start otherwise.

How did you get such a detailed scan? I might have to do something like that in the future for other projects.

Actually, I wasn't really happy with the accuracy. We used a Makerbot scanner. I did a few tests to see how it dealt with color (this spike being quite dark) and shiny objects. The scanner had quite a problem with the "spike end"