I have a couple of nice MT 3 to JT2 taper arbors I would like to grind or machine down the Morse Taper side to to a 3/4" and/or 5/8" diameter straight shank. I want to use them to build a dividing head setup for use on the crossslide using my BXA boring bar holder. The JT2 taper fits the Jacob's chucks I have....
The arbors were free, hence the question. I know that buying a new arbor is probably the way to go, but it is some what difficult to find straight shank arbors.
Any advice on the machinability of the Morse taper shank? Anneal it? Grind it? Keep checking Ebay? Thanks for any help.