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End milling a piece of 3/16" mild steel to get a square edge.
Note the wavy parallels that you can just see underneath the metal in the vice, these are great for setting a working height and ensuring you are parallel with the main bed.
We have reviewed these Wavy Parallels
Part 1 - initial layout and main frame
Part 2 - the bearing blocks start to get made
Part 4 - some of the main parts get assembled
If you have made a similar engine and would like to share your experience we would love to hear from you - ed.