Ive already hit my limitations on my rotary table on a few pieces of work so I decided to build a faceplate to make my 6"rotary an 11" rotary.Of coarse im runnin into problems.This is what ive got done and my issues.
I started with this chunk 12"x12"x1" steel cause it was free
Then I drilled a 1"center hole and some otheres to hold it on the rotary.
I centered my rotary to the quill then I centered the work on the rotary as close as the drilled hole will gwt me.
Heres the 2" hole I cut with the rotary so I can chuck this up in the lathe later to face it off,make some register cuts in it.
Now to my issues.I wanted to make this chunk round on the rotary so when I chuck it up in the lathe ill have it farely close.
But the chatter is horrid working out on the end of this piece,I fear damaging the rotary.I assume the piece is just not ridged enough sitting on paralles to be working out on the end like this.Im thinkin I hit limitations again.
So do I just chuck it up in the lathe and cut my round size into it?Plunge my tool in there to the correct diam. then pull cutter toward me with the crossslide.And just keep working it like that till il all the way through?
Thanks in advance,Mike.