Bending the Lower Vertical Splice Plates

I used the rod or pole bender in my vice to put the bends in the -07 splice plates today. I ended up with a little orange peel which I cleanup using a scotch brite pad. I am going to need to get some more dowels or buy a couple pieces of steel rod. I find that the hard wood doesn’t last very long in the vise. I had to cut some new pieces for the second splice plate as the first pieces were becoming flat.