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    Making a metal scribe

    In this video I make a metal scribe from a broken M6 tap and a steel rod. I ground the tip of the scribe on my disk sander by spinning it in a drill.

    The tap was welded on a steel rod and while it was red hot I hit it with a hammer to center it which is a really useful technique.

    I then used a file and a disk sander to shape so that it is comfortable to hold.

    This is a project that I should have done a long time ago as it is now my main tool for laying out in metal.

    Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching. Please like, comment and subscribe

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    jere (08-17-2015), Jon (08-09-2015), kbalch (08-10-2015), PJs (08-10-2015)

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    Thanks Garage workshop! I've added your Metal Scribe to our Scribes, Awls, and Marking Knives category, as well as to your builder page: Garage workshop's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Nice one. A broken tap would indeed make a good scribe.

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    Indeed. Thanks a lot.

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    I thought there would be a lot of grinding. Spinning the tap on a drill is great idea. Been grinding points by hand all these years.

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    It is much more precise than hand grinding but for this scribe it really doesn't matter that much if it's in center or a bit off as long as it's pointy. Thank you.



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