Practical Carriage Building
Compiled by M.T. Richardson, Vol.1. 1891
Cutting the Bevel on Express Shafts
One job that has given me some trouble to get right is cutting the bevel for express wagon shafts, and especially double bend shafts. My way now is to clamp the top sides of the shafts together, as shown by Fig. 210, and then with a straightedge mark across the ends of both of them, which will give a square mark to work from. Then I cut the top side five-sixteenths of an inch shorter than the straightedge mark. That will be right for any ordinary job, and both shafts will hang alike at the fronts.
Some have a form to mark by, but that takes up room in the shop, and the less of such things any one has around the shop and in the way the better.óBy J. D. Stewart.