Should be a seemingly simple answer, but I'm not 100% sure, and I hate not being 100% sure. Sorry for the awful picture, but all I have here is MSPaint. [PLAIN]http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/2870/forces.png [Broken] In this case, the silver part is 430 SS, small piece. There are no official "dimensions" I guess, but for clarity's sake, lets say the piece is about 1 1/2 in. left to right and about 3/4" tall. We're looking at the piece dead-on front view, so the piece extends into the viewing plane. My question is, with the force applied to the top part (red), will the force exerted on a piece fitting below it match the blue arrows? Will this transferred force be even along the whole piece, or will it be slightly different on the slants (green circles)? Thanks, hopefully it's somewhat clear.