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  • #16
    Exactly. Weld a piece of HSS to a 3/8 bar, sharpen, do a test piece or two. ..ready to go.

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    • #17
      Thanks for the replies. I followed the link posted by Genea to the long island gage site. Checked against the sample I have, looked to be close. So, I went with that, and cut until the DTI fit. I had a funky looking cutter, got it in a fistful of surplus stuff. It was small enough, the dovetail is less than 1/4" across. I guess I shoulda just grabbed it and went for it. After all, as long as it works, it's fine, clamping only. If I hadn't found the cutter, I have a couple files begging to be made into dovetail files, as MarsRed posted.
      I cut it off twice; it's still too short
      Oregon, USA

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      • #18
        Drill bit shanks that are not destroyed can be used in place of pins in a pinch.

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