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I believe a lot of folks make their drifts out of mild steel. While I haven't I'd have to say as long as it's very smooth, you shouldn't be waisting your time. I have a hard time being certain of spark test, though it usually gives me an idea. Like Macbruce suggested I'd cut off a wafer heat it up to non magnetic and toss it in a bucket of cool water. Forget it for a few, and when you check on it, it'll be either intact, cracked or in a few pieces. That should tell you where to go from there. Just my two cents, I'm probably lazier than Macbruce :P

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