I’ll start with an order of metal from Enco. 1/2″ thick for the base, and 1/8″ thick for the sides.
Here is the Enco stock numbers
415-1701 1/2 X 2 1/2 X 24 LOW CARBON FLAT STOCK
415-0221 1/8 X 5 X 24 LOW CARBON FLAT STOCK
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I had an idea of what I wanted it to look like. This is the first time I made a wooden model to get the proportions correct.

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Cutting on the band saw is much easier and faster than a hacksaw, but if your only making one or two, a hacksaw or sawzall can be used

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I wound up evening up the sides with the belt sander. A milling machine would sure come in handy at this stage, but I don’t have access to one, and this gets the job done. I use 80 grit

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I cut the sides and clamped them together. The third one will act as a template. I hope to be making a few more of these. I then filed them even

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