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Old 09-24-2017, 07:40 PM
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DIY 3/16 x 3/16 x 2-1/2" HSS Square tool bit Ferro rod strikers





Near optimal for DIY Ferro rod strikers.









Shaves off long curls, which equals bigger longer lasting Ferro rod sparks
(equates to faster tinder/kindling ignition)



Makes Chinese thumb & forefinger grip carbon steel strikers look like childís toys

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I like it. never thought of those. I have piles of used metal lathe tools...Is that essentially what you have there, or are metal lathe cutting tools too hard?

Nice wooden striker handles...Did you set those with 2-part epoxy?
Same with the screwdriver handle?
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High Speed Steel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-s...ungsten_Steels

Any of the following work great....
(so long as they have rectangular & preferably SQUARE sharp edges)

M2 is the "standard" and most widely used industrial HSS. It has small and evenly distributed carbides giving high wear resistance, though its decarburization sensitivity is a little bit high. After heat treatment, its hardness is the same as T1, but its bending strength can reach 4700 MPa, and its toughness and thermo-plasticity are higher than T1 by 50%. It is usually used to manufacture a variety of tools, such as drill bits, taps and reamers.

M35 is similar to M2, but with 5% cobalt added. M35 is also known as Cobalt Steel, HSSE or HSS-E. It will cut faster and last longer than M2.

M42 is a molybdenum-series high-speed steel alloy with an additional 8% or 10% cobalt. It is widely used in metal manufacturing industries because of its superior red-hardness as compared to more conventional high-speed steels, allowing for shorter cycle times in production environments due to higher cutting speeds or from the increase in time between tool changes. M42 is also less prone to chipping when used for interrupted cuts and costs less when compared to the same tool made of carbide. Tools made from cobalt-bearing high speed steels can often be identified by the letters HSS-Co.

2 part epoxy works great on any handle.

Gorilla glue works best on wood handles & super glue works best on plastic handles
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Note those are HSS tools, this is not the same material as the shank of braised carbide tools. But the blanks are available at any machinists supply house. McMaster Carr would be an easy source. These are not normally thrown away, they were usually hand ground to start with.
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$2 each, I like the carbide knife sharpener/ruiners better but they cost more

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5pc-3-16-x-2...-/151316182535
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