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Here are some pictures of my makeshift hot cut hardie.

I was looking for a hot cut solution, and my forge is too small to pound one, so I decided to pick up a Stanley 2" Brick Chisel. After pulling off the rubber grip I removed the paint and began slightly tapering the end. The next step was to find a piece of pipe that fit around the shank and hot fit it to my hardie hole. I left enough of the pipe round so that the chisel would still fit in and then I began to hot fit the chisel into the pipe while continuing to square it in the hardie hole. Over all the project took a couple hours total. It is simple and very effective for a makeshift beginner tool. I really need to get into the habit of taking pictures during the process though!

Thanks,

Viking

Brick Chisel Hot Cut Hardie (3).JPG

Brick Chisel Hot Cut Hardie (1).JPG

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That'll work just fine though I think you want to size it down so it rests on the anvil's face or the shank might jam.

Frosty The Lucky.

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14 hours ago, Frosty said:

I think you want to size it down so it rests on the anvil's face or the shank might jam.

Thanks Frosty!

I thought of that as well after skimming some posts in this thread. I would have done exactly that, but fortunately, it seats itself after the first whack and I have enough of the shank out the bottom and just enough wiggle that I am able to tap it out fairly easily.

Thanks for looking out though!

Viking

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