Originally Posted by alpha434
If you start with round bar, you have no way to hold the part while you machine the slot.
round bar, machine the flats on the side, use flats to hold it, machine slot and everything else?
My thinking could be off.
I'll keep tinkering with this to see what would be the easiest. perhaps do one part with the slot and use round bar cut in half then attached to the flat to make the entire part?