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    I am looking for some 5/8" material to make an internal grooving tool for my lathe. It will be used on mild steel material. I will have to machine it to the configuration that I need then harden it with heat. Will the material in the link below work.
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Tool-Steel-Gr...item4ab0f0b315
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    I would use high speed steel.
    I make them using 1/2" square high speed steel tool bits.
    Grind the shape you need and it's ready to go.
    Run really slow and use use lots of oil.
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    Cool, Thanks. I never thought of that. I was thinking of doing this because I don't have a very good grinding stone for my bench grinder. I screwed up the last one I tried to grind.
    http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=3523.0
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