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:dunno:. Still trying to get one I can love. I keep seeing flaws in design and craftsmanship as well as subtle improvement when I am finished.
Back to the drawing board.
 

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I think it would look fine, after losing the cross-head screws, inletting it 1/2 way into the stock, then filing the surface to a convex contour to match the stock contour
 
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the brass screws are just holding the frame to the wood piece so I could belt grind the surface to remove foundry coloring. I know it would work but I'd see the flaws every time I looked at it :ThankYou:
 
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the brass screws are just holding the frame to the wood piece so I could belt grind the surface to remove foundry coloring. I know it would work but I'd see the flaws every time I looked at it :ThankYou:
That’s the curse of being a craftsman, we notice all the flaws in our own work that most would overlook. But hey, flaws mean we’re human and not machines.
 

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What if you matched the sides ? If that’s the hinge side. it looks straight to me. The opposite side is curved and rounded over the screw mounting holes…. If that makes any sense. :dunno:
 
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Finally got it together. "BUT". Having trouble with the hinge & frame rusting. Now I'm considering German Silver rather than iron. Comments? Sources (6" X 3"+)
 

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