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borax+oil+steel good forge welds?

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In a while ill get back to the forge to work on some forge welded tools, for that id like to test a mix of borax with steel filings.
problem is, my collection of steel filings is contaminated by oily drill chips, so questions:
does that matter?
best way to remove oil from steel filings/dust?

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Nope, oil isn't a contaminant so long as it isn't toxic. Occasionally I use a little 3 in 1 to make the flux stick while I close the weld up. 

Frosty The Lucky. 

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