View Full Version : Milling Question

02-23-2004, 05:31 PM
I found this nice carriage stop casting kit for my South bend lathe http://www.sc-c.com/metallathe/MLA-8.html , however I only have a micro mill, with no tilting vise. How would I go about milling the V groove? I want to say tilt the workpiece and run the End mill over it, however I dont have the proper vise to do that.

02-23-2004, 05:39 PM
Why not just make one? The micrometer may be removed and a plain rod used as a stop. This fits a SB9.


[This message has been edited by Evan (edited 02-23-2004).]

02-23-2004, 05:46 PM
Hmm, interesting. I think I will make one, since I happen to have aluminum plate on hand. Still have the setup problem with milling that V groove. I guess I will just have to make some angle parralell bars.
Thanks Evan. Just what I needed.

metal mite
02-23-2004, 05:57 PM
you don't need an angle vise.
Just set the part up at a 45 degree angle in your standard vise.

02-23-2004, 06:00 PM
I don't quite understand the setup problem. Just hold the top part at a 45* angle in a plain vise and mill the groove. The vee ways are 90* on a SB9 so a plain old end mill works fine. Simple profile cut.

02-23-2004, 06:35 PM
Im still learning, a case of thinking too much and not just doing.

G.A. Ewen
02-23-2004, 07:01 PM
Veryyy Nice Evan. A good use for an inside micrometer. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//cool.gif

02-23-2004, 10:30 PM
Well, it was much easier to just do it then think about it.