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    Home made scraper

    I use this tool for scraping inside hollows. The bits are made from RcK 70 tool steel that has been sharpened beyound its intended life. Three have been sharpened and 3 are left to be shaped. It takes a long time to grind the profile I want. Like the Bedan these bits hold an edge a very long time.
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    Looks like a good setup Terry and looks like they should do the job. Well done.
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    I'm agree with Bernie.

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    Very nice, Terry. That looks like some serious cutting steel. Did you make the hook bar as well?
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    Boy you got a friend in the guy that is giving you this tool steel!

    Nicely done!
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    Vaughn the bar is home made but I bought it from a friend that was moving to Peterlee England.

    Stu the steel was in his scrap pile. He admitted that there was no reason for saving it but just like woodworkers we just cant throw away that little piece of nice stock.

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    Terry, that is very cool. I'm in the process of making something similar, just waiting for it to warm up a little more so I can heat the steel bar up to bend it. Propane torch and temps in the teens don't heat up to well.
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    I also make my own tools. Those look great. Wish I had a source for tool steel like that. I have used pieces of grade 8 bolts and have had some luck with that. I will post some pics of mine sometime.

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    As soon as I can get to a repair shop I will ask for some worn out shocks so I can use the rods to make my own round skews.

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    Oh, dat's fancy, Terry! You in the tool manufacturing business these days?
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

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