Probably you guys are more skilled machinists than I am. I need some advice: I’d like to machine an indexing dummy axle for my jig. The thing is: I don’t have a lathe and but only a vertical mill with a vice and a rotary table. Is it possible at all? I can machine the correct length and the thin part of the axle simply by putting the round bar in tool holder:
The problem is with the indexing part. I can machine one end by putting it vertically in the rotary table or 4chuck holder, but cant figure out how to position the other end so they are indexed properly (to make both sides match perfectly).
(I know, the easiest and probably cheapest way would be to order one from Paragon, but I’m in Europe and this changes it a bit: taxes, duties and delivery time…)