After cutting it to length. Mild is a technical term, it’s still steel.
I used a bar and a socket inherited from my Grandpa’s old work-stuff.
(Notice the angle the poor clamp is operating at, to hold it from rotating.)
UPDATE: My bursitus blew-up in the middle of the night, and I woke with my right arm, elbow, hand stiff and on fire. Now it’s in a splint – ice and ibuprofen. Crap.
I’m just glad my shootin’ class isn’t next week or next month. I should be healed-up in a while, but it seems to take forever nowadays. And typing this shit is a pain in the ass.