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    Angle Plate

    Seams as though were always needing a different tool of some kind, even myself after being a tool and die maker for 43 years, you would think by now I would have every tool it would take to do anything, Well I do, The tools I make now are just to make the job I'm working on just as easy as I possibly can, It's not that I need the tool I just want it, So I make whatever I need no matter how simple the job I'll still make a tool to make it go easier, even if I'll only use it once, I guess this is what you call a tool nut.

    This tool is just another angle plate, nothing spectacular just an angle plate, I have angle plates of all sizes, but I needed an angle plate that was in between two sizes that I had, one plate I had measured 1.250" X 1.250" X 1.250" the other measured 3" X 3" X 3" this plate measures 2" X 2.500" X 3.000".

    Below are some photos of the finished plate along with a drawing showing how it was made.

    As always thanks for looking
    And happy machining

    Doug


    Angle Plate-1.jpg

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    Angle Plate-assembly.jpg
    Comments are always welcome

    Doug

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    Thanks rossbotics! We've added your Angle Plate to our Measuring and Marking category,
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    Nice project, as usual, thank you for posting.

    Why the recess at the 90° joint? Did you cut that while the two pieces were joined? If so any pictures of the setup and cut?

    Ralph

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    Hi Ralph
    The recess is actually a grinding relief, the two pieces were put together and the 1/4" wide X 5/32" dp. grind relief was cut, they were then disassembled heat treated and ground all over, then reassembled with the 2 dowel pins and 3 socket head cap screws, and then reground all over again, I didn't take a picture of the process but I made a little sketch, hope this clarifies things for you.

    Doug

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    Comments are always welcome

    Doug

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    Doug,

    Your excellent toolmaking work is an inspiration to all of us. I have often thought about saving a lot of steel material and machining by joining two thinner steel pieces with dowel pins and bolts but didn't know if it would be a viable option. You have shown it works.

    Thank you,

    Paul Jones


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