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Old 09-01-2014, 12:40 AM
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Default Shotshell's Slider Project.

So I got bored on Saturday and decided to build something. Out of the several different things I need to build, I settled on sliders.

As with most of my projects, I owe a huge thanks to baja1d for all his hospitality and help on this one.

I got to work on cutting out the various different pieces and started notching the legs to connect from the frame to the first parallel bar. I started doing this with a drill press and a whole saw. And this worked ok for the first four. But when I tried to do any more it stopped working. All the vibrations knocked the chuck in the drill press loose, and it wouldn't stay in any longer.



So I welded the first set of legs to the pads.



Then I got my measurements on where I needed them to be on the first parallel bar and welded them in place.



The next morning I set about cutting eight more legs to go from the first bar to the second bar.
I also tried notching some of these with the chop saw method. While I'm sure there are some guys out there who can really make this work well, I found that using an actual notcher worked much faster and had better and more consistent results. But it was definitely worth a try.





The first side is welded together.



Finished with paint and end caps.



Big thanks to Squishy! for really helping me out big time today getting these installed.
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