Playing with Evaluating a recently arrived MakerBeam Starter Kit revealed swarf snarls in the tapped end holes. After giving up on a needle-nose tweezer, a compressed air blow gun expelled the mess from a handful of short beams:
A scrap of acoustic foam backstopped the rest of the assortment:
Which doesn’t account for the scattering of swarf and oil blown elsewhere in the Basement Shop.
Perhaps a bad day in the MakerBeam factory?
Protip: wear eye protection when using compressed air!