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    it's ammazing how much i have made out of that junk ,( that i have been ordered to throw out) for her.

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    I have ground down broken taps to make (short) bottoming taps - will get me 3 or 4 more rounds after the regular tap bottoms out.

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    That's just what Rob (YouTube Channel xynudu) said. In fact he 's just done a short video ion the subject. I will certainly be doing that to any broken taps in the future.
    Cheers.

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    This is a perfect video especially for that time when people have less money and in place of putting things away give them a second and usable life!!!
    Old bits or taps made perfect tools for inside threading on the lathe or for an inside circlips tool etc…

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    Thanks. never thought about the circlip tool, good point.

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    That was going so well, until that bottle of knatspiss appeared...

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    A wise man [M. Klotz] says it's not scrap unless under 3 grams IIRC; I say it's not until it can't be held.....also has something to do with how much work required to purchase in the first place.



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