The bases are fairly small parts, so I’ve attempted to work in as many pieces as I can at one time. The CAD file 065 Base Setup (AutoCAD 2010) includes my layout as well as some other layers with sketches of the milling and turning fixtures I made as well.
Hodgson Part 066, Rocker Arms
I had some 10mm diameter 416 Stainless heat treated to HRC35 left over from a previous job. Even though most of the time was spent converting it from round to square, overall it was not very hard. However, don’t underestimate the added complexity such small parts can add to fixturing.
Hodgson Part 067, Rocker Pivots
The material I used for the rocker pivots was purchased from McMaster-Carr. I chose some 3/32″ precision ground 316 stainless shafting, P/N 1263K37, that was 0.0002″ undersize. Two 36″ pieces should be enough to make the pivot pins and all of the pushrods.