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Stripped star bit

Star bit stripping

We decided today was the day to stop ignoring the tangled mess of bent metal that was once our workshop.

The job called for a hex key bit, but the closest thing I could find today was a star bit that seemed to do the job until I stripped out the teeth of the bit.

Taking the main legs apart along with a few sections of the roof was all it took to make it more manageable. The metal pieces have a nice powder coating to them, which might come in handy for a yet unknown future project.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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