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    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
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    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.

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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,

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