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Resplining an Axle

The job? Cut it down to a foot long and respline it to fit the Dana pumpkin. The client is making a custom
differential for one of his customer's hot-rod project, so some of the excess meat had to go. Unfortunately, the axle,
despite a quick file test, proved harder than I expected, and I managed to wipe out a good fine-tooth Starrett bandsaw
blade. Which inflicted virtually no damage to the axle in the process. Kinda cuts into the profit margin... 

I had to use an abrasive saw, going very slowly and cutting in steps as to not overheat- and thus, risk spot hardening it.

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