Busy weekend... along with tweaking prototypes I got to do some fret slotting for some upcoming Cigar Box Ukes. And a long distance client Matt, asked me to make him an aluminum jack plate.
Matt's request wasn't all that difficult, but a little odd for me. I don't normally work this small.
His request was for a 26x32mm plate... that's pretty small.
In the photo you can see I started with a slug. Squared it off, marked my drill holes, drilled and countersunk the screw holes. I then gave it a rough sanding with 1200 grit sandpaper.
I mounted it to a piece of plywood so I can polish it with rubbing compound... it's hard to polish something that small without having it attached to something.
The finished product had a nice billet shine.