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    Yet another upcycled item.

    Hi All

    Found this in a scrap bin today. Thinking it must have been, discarded by mistake so I hooked it out. On inspection, it was clear that the tip had been broken. With this being a nice long screwdriver, I decided to give it a new lease of life.
    I removed the damaged end on a linisher then bent it to 90 degrees using a gas torch light clean up with scothbright and there you have it a swarf rake for lathe or mill in less than 10-minutes.

    Broken tip so ended up in the scrap bin.
    Yet another upcycled item.-img_0926.jpg
    Key board to give scale
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    Finished swarf rake cleanend up after heating to bend
    Yet another upcycled item.-img_0932.jpg

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    Thanks thehomeengineer! We've added your Swarf Rake to our Cleaning category,
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