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Milling tapered shim for one corner of the tender truck side frame. See next photo. Note the two ready-made holes in the shim stock....one of the ends cut from a junked bottom arch...hence the holes with the correct spacing! The bar we started with for the shim was 1.5 inches thick, so it was ran on-edge through the vertical bandsaw to cut it to half this thickness, so that milling (and shavings) were kept to a minimum.

Photo by Bill Liebman
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