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hunter-27

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Ok, first off I'll start by saying TY to Peter for the rebar idea. I decided to make it my own a little by adapting it to be a single barrel "slimline". Most of my tools are in storage awaiting the finish of my new shop(another thread) so I had limited tools on hand to work with. I had at my disposal the following:
Edit---yes I used a bit of oil, yes the nib twists, yes it is heavy but not as much as you think(about the same weight as a full size capped pen.
Drill press
Angle grinder
bar clamp
wire brush
hammer
pen kit
Here is the resulting product:
 

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KenV

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I suspect you also used a fair amount of cutting oil to help the drill bit -- will have to look for some small pieces of epoxy coated rebar -- Looks like #4 (1/2 inch) rebar.
 

KiltedGunn

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Very nice!

Guessing the nib twists?

And did drilling it out shed alot of weight or does this thing wiegh a ton? Just curious! :wink:
 

CarpenterAnt

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Boy Landon, does that bring back memories, being an old rebar worker from way back.
I think Ken is right, it does look like #4.

Real nice job... Most expensive piece of rebar I ever saw!
 

markgum

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now,,, your shop will be short 6 inches of re-bar and the whole project will be put on hold... :mad: you better get busy, if memory isn't failing to bad you have about a week before the snow starts flying in Chadron :eek:
interesting use of materials. great job.
 
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