A few days ago I asked about boring with a lathe or mill. After weighing ideas and my limited experience I am boring with the mill. Now the question, what is the correct way to set the boring bar in the boring head? My boring head is the 1 1/2 criterion square head. To set it up I installed the bar, laid the whole assembly on the surface plate and used a square to set the cutter parallel with the centerline of the head. I figure this should give a zero rake at the cut, as I'm cutting brass. So far so good.
So is there a correct way to set the tool in a boring head? lg no neat sig line