With no formal training, I am sure I must be making hard work of this. I am trying to set up a swivelling vertical slide on the cross slide of my super
- Whilst the reference mark on the vertical swivelling surface is a clear, and hardly marked '|' , and is therefore no problem to set up, the mark on the horizontal base plate is a badly worn 'V', which seems to have been scratched wider and wider before I acquired it. I have had a few passes with the piece I am trying to mill and am running out of spare metal! It's easy enough to hold a pencil in the chuck, and align the vertical slide by trial and error, and I guess it would be possible to gently bring the face of the slide up against the face of a chuck with jaws removed in an attempt to align it. What I am wondering though, is there an easier or better method, especially one which saves me from having to remove and replace my machine vice from the vertical face plate each time I locate the vertical slide onto the cross slide? Any suggestions gratefully received.