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Finally starting my project

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 28 January 2015, at 3:48 p.m.

Looking for some assistance from someone with experience with JBWeld, or a similar substance. I need to make a piece about 2.5" x .75" x .625" with an "L" at one end, about 1" (total height) with a .25" thick "arm". The part, once finished, will NOT be subject to ANY stress, though there will be a relatively substantial triangular hole in the "L" arm, leaving very thin walls at a couple of spots. I will be able to use a perforated steel armature inside much of the shape.

Question #1: Is this doable? Alternatives would be walnut, painted and rubbed with graphite (which I think is too weak) and machined steel (which is too expensive - unless someone might care to trade something [no cash] for the work??)

Question #2: once finished, can JBW be polished, or at least smoothed, and coated with cold blue?

If you haven't guessed by now, I am, finally, going to start work on a "mockup" 28" barrel M1882 short rifle, using my original triangular rod bayonet, and only junk parts. Nothing good, or valuable, will be harmed in this process.

Thanks!


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