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  1. #1
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    What to do with this

    Came across a chunk of stainless at work, was a drop from some part, one inch thick(maybe slightly more, I'll check in the AM) and about a foot in diameter.

    Very slightly magnetic, a rare earth magnet barely has the strength to hold itself on.


    So what would a good use for it be?

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    Re: What to do with this

    a door stop? little big for a paperweight
    a shop full of welders and equipment

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    Re: What to do with this

    I would cut them into press plates/arbor plates
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    Re: What to do with this

    Cutup and use as a base for art work. Press plates would be great as stated.

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    Re: What to do with this

    Concrete prep hand tamper.i just took this one inch and made one to tamp my rock before pouring

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    Re: What to do with this

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Size:  95.4 KBthis plate was about 3/8 short so I added some length. A drop I found at the steel yard
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    Re: What to do with this

    Stainless steel mushroom anchor for the bass boat. Made one out of a flange years ago. Weld on a piece of SS shafting about 18 inches long, then make up an eye of 1/2" SS rod and weld to the end. Gave it to a friend a long time ago otherwise I would take a photo.

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    Re: What to do with this

    Quote Originally Posted by tracymobilecnc View Post
    little big for a paperweight
    Not for 36" x 48" plotter paper.
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    Re: What to do with this

    Maybe a gong target for handgun

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    Re: What to do with this

    It would make a great base for a shop art project.
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    Re: What to do with this

    Use for a bench block.

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    Re: What to do with this

    That's a nice piece of metal with a lot of good potential. I've always got my eye out for circle "drops" when I'm out and about (especially anything I can get for free). As to what to use it for.....I'd just stash it some where in my pile until it got around to "whispering" to me what it wanted to be used for.

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    Re: What to do with this

    Quote Originally Posted by HT2-4956 View Post
    That's a nice piece of metal with a lot of good potential. I've always got my eye out for circle "drops" when I'm out and about (especially anything I can get for free). As to what to use it for.....I'd just stash it some where in my pile until it got around to "whispering" to me what it wanted to be used for.
    I hear ya. Few years back I found a couple 1/8 copper drops, 4" in diameter. I've been using them as backing plates for stick welding thin steel.

    I'll probably use it as a flat striking anvil for cold working small items/letter number stamping

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