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- Mar 12, 2012
I am going to begin collecting materials for a GHT Pillar tool I want to make. The metal that the book I am following suggests is P.G.M.S. (precision ground mild steel). I do not find any listing for it that way. Would 12L14 make a good shaft for the pillar or how about stressproof, 4140 or 1045? All come ground. Is there another material that would be better. The steel alloys always confuse me yet! Can anyone recommend a rookie guide to using steels and other metals?