I bought a frameset with the quill stem seized into the fork steerer, I didn't want to use the fork on the build so just chopped the neck of the stem off to remove it. However the fork is quite nice and I would like to salvage it if possible.
It is an aluminium stem in an aluminium steerer so I can't just dissolve it out. I have read about drilling the majority of it out then carefully cutting into the remainder to release it, however I have no idea what kind of tools I would need to do this?
This brings me to my second point. Would it even be cost effective once I have purchased all the bits etc? Does anyone know how much a framebuilder would charge to do this kind of thing?