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I did this at TechShop Menlo Park. http://www.techshop.com

In the attempt to make a frame for large light-box for artwork we needed to cut galvanized steel bars to 1ft lengths.

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We placed the bars on the cutting area with a rolling support from one side to hold the weight up.
Huh, and here I was using a hacksaw.
HACKSAW IT IS ,, WHEN the nearest TechShop is Hundreds of miles away !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rimar20003 years ago
You give me an idea: to post an instructable about cutting steel rods with chisel, as my father did. Today's technology is obviously far better, but those former methods are still useful.

kelseymh3 years ago
Nice little writeup! It is always interesting to see which aspects of a process a new person focuses on as important.

I especially liked how you interlocked the Unistrut to do the cutting, so that you had an effective "flat surface" for the bandsaw blade to bite. Much better than trying to cut on the flanges, and have them vibrate back and forth!