Squaring Stock

squaring stock material

This article on squaring stock is from Alan at Woody’s Workshop. The process is primarily designed to square a piece of stock ready for the cnc. However, it could be used for general machining as well. Assume the stock can be represented by the following shape with each side numbered as shown. The numbering is … Read more


For my gas engine from a steam engine (Transitional Engine) I needed a frame made from I-beams. As you cannot buy these I decided to make them from rectangualr section mild steel. The overall section of the I is 1/2″ wide and 3/4″ deep. The first stage was to slot drill each side of the … Read more