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Hammering the semipointed remains of a tiny ball bur like a nail
into the edge of ones bench not only helps to relieve the frustration
of knowing the former ball end of that bur is now imbedded in your
ring and will have to be, time consumingly, etched out in the pickle,
but it also now gives you yet another new peg on which to stack your
And of course, should the need arise, you can always heat the
unbroken shank end of the bur red hot and bend over the last couple
millimeters of that end into a small L shape, which then gets nicely
polished. the result is a rotary burnisher good for removing casting
porosity in those castings that can withstand such surface work
without loosing too much of their shape.