I don't have space for a bar feeder so opted for using a bar puller, the style I want is expensive enough to make it worth spending a few hours making one, it still needs heat treatment but works very well.
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Then having made myself a set of aluminium soft jaws I discovered there was a tool I needed for machining the ID,
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at some point I will actually make some parts but so far I'm just making things which should eventually allow me to make things! :D