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Old 07-25-2014, 1:41 PM
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Default Vader Spadeís Machining a Tactical Machining 80% 1911 Frame with a Small Mill

This is the way I do it; the machining guys will say there is a better way. And Iím sure there is, but if you donít want to spend thousands on edge finders, electronic probes, and other overpriced measuring devices this method will work just fine. Hell one of those machinist guys posted up a link to a $1,200.00 level. I donít need anything THAT level.
I square everything up with a piece of paper. I try to use recycled paper but Iíll admit I sometimes just grab a new piece from the printer.

Letís get started by marking everything out (mostly for the camera) I didn't have any layout fluid (Dykem) so I just used a green sharpie.

I used a caliper to scribe two lines. The first one is .099 from the top and the second .2170. This should give you .1180 between the lines. I plan to keep the lines until I get to the file work.

Here you can see the lines.

The jig is in the vise ready to get started.


Check out my engraving gallery on my website, Thanks

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