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Now that is just plain clever! I especially like the clamping method on the drill press, and the reuse of the screwdriver as a handle. Did you turn a thread on that? - I guess glueing that joint would not be so good in a tool that is going to get really hot? Nice job.
Mark, after I cut about 1 1/2 inches off the tip, I took it to the anvil, got a hammer and ovaled the end with a few hard smacks. I really had to force it in.
Very nice! Sure beats paying Big bucks for StewMacs !!