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    I got the Black Oxide kit last nite and put it to use tonite. The first thing I refinished was this big ole wrench. I had blasted it earlier and it took the stain quite well.
    After hitting it with a sanding pad on my mini air sander.

    This is what it looked like after the oxide. Once the sealer drys I'll get more pics.

    I then cleaned up the angle plate parts and dunked those.

    The top plate. NOW... you can see around the tapped holes where the stain didn't take... That's on me. When Caswell says the "parts should be clean. Oil and grease free. I think they mean "squeaky"... I cleaned the parts after sanding off the mill scale BUT I didn't clean out all of the threaded holes... What you see is tapping fluid contamination keeping the oxide from working correctly.

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    The small parts. They turned out pretty good.

    All back together and it doesn't look half bad. I may run the parts thru the sandblaster and redo them. They don't look terrible but I know they could look better...



    They said to scrub the parts with comet... I will do that next time.

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    Looks good - and now you know how to make the black oxide even better the next time. I can still hear an old friend of mine saying "scrupulously clean"…

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    Hi Mark,

    A great project and nicely documented with step-by-step photos. Your Angle Plate is our 'Best Documented Build' for January, 2016!

    You'll be receiving a $35 online gift card.

    Just send me your email address (via PM) and we'll get things processed directly.

    Congrats!

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    I like this! I am for sure making one of those.

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    This project is really well put together. Great photos will make this a good project for me to work on. Looks like my Drill Doctor will be put to use with so many holes in thick steel LOL. -- johnz

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnz View Post
    This project is really well put together. Great photos will make this a good project for me to work on. Looks like my Drill Doctor will be put to use with so many holes in thick steel LOL. -- johnz
    Thank you John! I have a set of plans I drew up if you are interested. They are on my other computer, I will try to post them up tomorrow evening.
    Mark

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    Great build thanks.

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    I like it done a good job, did you ever post the plans if so where

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    I like the angle plate & hope to make it someday. I noticed you did not finish machine the steel plates. won't this affect the flatness of the plates 7 the accuracy of the angle plate ?

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