I have been trying to teach myself to turn metal on a 12 X 36 lathe. One of
the projects in the Bedside reader is for a simple depth gage. I have
sucsessfully turned the body from a piece of scrap steel (heritage unknown)
and set the piece up in the 4 jaw to "mill" the sides flat. The first side
is no problem. When I turn it over to do the opposite side, I can't figure
out a way to make sure both sides are parallel. I don't have any gage
blocks, and there is little room between the jaws in any event. How do you
guys do it?
Thanks for the help.
16 years ago