Recycle used engine valves thrown out by local garage.
Step 1: Old Automotive Engine Valves
When engines are reconditioned the old valves are usually thrown out as having no use. They are made from very high grade steel and can easily be turned into custom chisels, scrapers, or scribes. The shape makes them easy to hold and if you have a grinder it takes 2 minutes to make a useful tool.
Step 2: Finished Product
Over the years I have made many different tools. These I have had for 30 years and they work well. You can use your imagination to create a custom tool.
After you grind it to shape use normal methods (wet stone, fine sandpaper etc.) to get a fine honed edge.
This is an entry in the
Trash to Treasure