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Can an overdrawn piece be fixed?


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I was drawing out a rail spike(leaving the head intact),and need it half the thickness of the original material which worked fine.I had the drawn out section 3" long,but then I tried to give it a sharp shoulder(where the drawn section met the original stock) and upset the steel by placing the drawn out section into the vise and hitting from the spikes pointed end.This worked,but then it seems the drawn out portion is 3 1/2" now.Is it possible to shrink that length back to 3"? I think the vise is out of the question now as it seem to have acted like drawing a wire.I hope this explanation makes sense.Thanks for any help.

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