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Post by roughneck on Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:16 pm

ok I hope this works here you guys are I made this with a grinder 2 drill bits and a vice the first one I mesed up I didnt leave enough meat for the claw but the second one I got right http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/267/0000095.jpg/http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/861/0000094h.jpg/

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Post by corsair on Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:23 pm

Good stuff; I love seeing hand made kit like this being used to make a guitar all better again!!

What steel did you use? I think I'll use a bit of tool steel that I've got lying about.....

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Post by Westbone on Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:22 am

Good stuff.

As corsair mentions "What steel" mild steel won't be much kop unless you case harden it. Even then, ummm!

The Kahler one's seem the instant way to go.

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Post by fish on Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:41 am

Westbone wrote:Good stuff.

As corsair mentions "What steel" mild steel won't be much kop unless you case harden it. Even then, ummm!

The Kahler one's seem the instant way to go.

Flat ground stock, hardened & tempered would the job but as you say Damian........

The Kahler one's seem the instant way to go.

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Post by Iceman on Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:13 pm

Shiny as that replacement is would stainless be a good guess? Or am I seeing camera flash there?

We utilize quite abit of 17-4 in the shop. Easy to machine, can be hardened into the upper 50 Rockwell range, and sand or bead blasting the heat treat scale off brings it back to a clean matte finish. It doesn't require a tempering or draw back cycle to ward off brittleness and maintains good toughness against stress fracturing.

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Post by roughneck on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:46 pm

I used #1 steel very hard stuff I forgot to mention I broke a couple of drill bits trying to drill it and its workin great

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Post by Iceman on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:32 pm

That is an alloy classification I am not familiar with. Is it a type of HSS? Unsulfurized M2 perhaps?

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Post by roughneck on Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:42 pm

Im not sure but it was a peice of I beam used in heavy construction

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Post by fish on Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:22 pm



roughneck wrote:Im not sure but it was a peice of I beam used in heavy construction

Good job Roughneck I'm sure it'll do OK, but there ain't no tool steel in RSJ's Wink

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Post by roughneck on Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:11 pm

hey find an old wrench that ya dont need 5/8 or bigger I know that will work if any more break thats what I plan to use thanks guys

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Post by Westbone on Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:42 pm

Good idea, it's half done.

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