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Vic22/01/2020 22:08:01
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These are ridiculously expensive for just occasional use. I’m sure I could hand cut something similar myself but what steel to use that I can harden easily? A slice of silver steel would I’m sure do the job but a 2” bar would be a bit pricey when I only need an inch or two. Any ideas of suitable stock sold in short lengths? TIA.

Jeff Dayman22/01/2020 22:23:08
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Oil hardening gauge plate, cut a washer shape out of it, mount on a mandrel to profile it, chisel the barbs. Heat treat will be a challenge though, to get it hot enough without the barbs burning. The supplier of the ones in your link may use a clay pack or ceramic wash and inert gas furnace heating to prevent burning. The techniques and care needed may explain the prices for the commercial ones. These ain't a D bit or single point lathe tool......

JohnF22/01/2020 23:17:29
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Vic, have a look here **LINK** might do your job ?


Or google "Angle Grinder Rasp"

Edited By JohnF on 22/01/2020 23:18:54

Paul Lousick22/01/2020 23:18:03
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Have you searched on ebay. Found these for using on an angle grinder.


Vic23/01/2020 09:10:02
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Thanks for the comments and the links folks!

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