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    Scrap bin scribe

    Hi folks

    I had a collection of broken items that when combined together, made a neat carbide scribe.




    The scribe tip was made from the shaft of a broken carbide slot mill, the end of which I ground down to a fine point. The handle/shaft(?) came from a crappy scalpel set which had come with a plastic collet that had broken in seconds, so I dug out a short drop of 1/4" round I'd put in the swarf bin from some other project and copied the plastic one as close as I could and used a hand hacksaw to cut the four splits in the collet.



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    I like recycled projects. When you look at one item that is scrap or broken and you think I could use that or parts of it, to improve another item is very satisfying. I’ve not been skip diving for a while.
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    Thanks Canobi! We've added your Scribe to our Scribes, Awls, and Marking Knives category,
    as well as to your builder page: Canobi's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Nice salvage save Canobi. I use broken circuit board drills all the time for similar but the cheap scalpel and your nice collet build was Great! Thanks for sharing.


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