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    Cutting a Keyway WITHOUT a broach

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    Now that is a very good way of performing the task with out having a lot of bore size specific bushes.
    Good job!

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    Well, technically, you made a broach.

    A definition of a broach (Merriam Webster):

    any of various pointed or tapered tools, implements, or parts: such as a cutting tool for removing material from metal or plastic to shape an outside surface or a hole

    Clever implementation, cut just what you need rather than the whole hole...

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    Thanks winkys workshop! We've added your Keyway Cutting Method to our Machining category,
    as well as to your builder page: winkys workshop's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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    Congratulations winkys workshop - your Keyway Cutting Method is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    Clever idea, and well explained and documented with the included plans.

    Some more nice picks from this week:

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    winkys workshop - we've added your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. You'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon, PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.

    More importantly - this is your 3rd Homemade Tool of the Week win! You join these other 3-Time Homemade Tool of the Week winners: rgsparber, rossbotics, mr95gst, Paul Jones, Christophe Mineau, Captainleeward, immortalx, scorch, Brendon, Frank S, morsa, mklotz, Philip Davies, Vyacheslav.Nevolya, brianhw, kess, LMMasterMariner, jjr2001, Tuomas, olderdan, tonyfoale, bobs409, Mikhandmaker, thehomeengineer, old_toolmaker, celsoari, Bellevue Woodshop, Stevohdee, Kovanca Polock, Dimitris Polychronis, warsztatOdZera, Kwandotechnic, Mark Presling, Crusty.

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    That was great. Thank you.

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