Step 3: Creating the Traveler
Cut two square pieces of 2 inch by 3/8 inch bar stock. To ensure perfect alignment when drilling, tack weld these pieces together, and then drill 3/8-inch holes into opposite corners. These holes will serve as the pivot points between the lever and traveler. Using the spacer stock from step one, knock off the corners of the end that will be pinned to the pivot point and drill a centered hole that corresponds with the pivot hole in this assembly. Once you’re satisfied with the fit, weld in a piece of 3/8-inch round stock to complete the traveler’s pivot assembly.