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Use industrial grade diamond
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Can I ask, what do you plan on using to cut out the metal with?
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Beautiful Ira.

Just imagining that on my Fuzion makes me
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Beautiful Ira.

Just imagining that on my Fuzion makes me
HaHa...Thanks....I like to do file work sometimes, it just takes a lot of time..
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I say use a diamond mount
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post #26 of 228
Gir brass is a soft metal you could work it with a cordless drill and a coping saw
(small hand saw) you have a perfect template in your original top plate just trace it out on to a piece of brass plate. Ira I like your brackets a specially your file work it gives them style.
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post #27 of 228
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Gir brass is a soft metal you could work it with a cordless drill and a coping saw
(small hand saw) you have a perfect template in your original top plate just trace it out on to a piece of brass plate. Ira I like your brackets a specially your file work it gives them style.
That's the problem. I have 0 real tools. I have screwdrivers, wenches, pliers, hex wrenches, and a metal file.

And one corded drill that has a short in it. Not too safe.
post #28 of 228
A jeweler's saw works pretty well..Just drill a hole and put the blade through it then mount it in the frame, you can do the same thing with a hack saw, just rub the blade down with a little wax every now and then, it lubricates the blade...

..Jewelers 3" Saw Frame Jewelry Hobby Tools Silversmiths

These cheap blades would do OK with the brass, its just slow cutting..Saw Blades Size 3 Jewelers Tools Silversmiths Jewelry

But you can do the same thing with a hacksaw you can pick up locally..Those jewelry saw are nice to have, I use them for a lot of small stuff...

EDIT: I didn't see him mention a coping saw up there, Sorry about that Slick, but they work fine to with some finer tooth blades..But yeah GIR its just a little slow but its doable, like he said just use your old mount for a template..

Thanks Slick, I like doing file work sometimes, its hard to even set down once I start it.....The one on the right was about 90% done and the one on the left was about halfway done..They look like Swiss cheese now I've had to drill so many different mounting holes in them...
Edited by ira-k - 11/14/08 at 8:46pm
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post #29 of 228
hardened aluminum makes a great hold-down plate, like OC'ing Noob said. Looks great when you give it a little polish. Mines got a few pretty deep scratches in it though .

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post #30 of 228
I'm guessing that the stock Fuzion mount is steel, either mild steel or stainless which is them chromed.

I've made some mounting plates from 2mm MS before and they were fine even though they were quite thin in places.

    
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