Here's a pictorial progress report:-
|First, mill two sides square. Re clamp, then mill the other two sides|
square and to size using a 10mm slot drill.
|Mill a 1/8" chamfer all round. Done with a 45 degree|
countersink/chamfer tool seen in the top of the photo.
|Stage one completed.|
|Stage two is drill and countersink four holes to suit No.2 BA screws,and|
then drill and reamer two holes 1/4" diameter to accept the brass loop.
|Three rollers set up to produce a curve in the brass rod.|
|A dry fit of the loop in the base plate.|
|Heating it up to apply some silver solder.|
|After soldering the dag ends are cut off ready to be machined flush.|