Part support while milling

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    Paul C

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    What does one use to shim under a flat part when edge milling on a rotary rable?
    Don't want to gouge the table inadvertently.
     
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    If you can not set it up on parallels and let it hang over, a sacrificial plate or block under it will keep from cutting the rotary table.
     
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    Really the answer is a rhetorical one as the base of a rotary table is not unlike a faceplate- or a lot of oth er things being cut or ground in the workshop. So one suggestion is a bit of brass shim which shows up differently when the cutter has cut just a shade lower than the complete depth of the work. Again, if sheer accuracy is unimportant you could hot glue a piece of plywood between the work and the table:)

    Thinking along these lines, I wonder how few examples are shown of using shims between the jaws of a chuck and the work.

    So really the answer is 'whatever you think suitable'

    On another comment, or three, I'm delighted to learn that you have something that will extend your skills to dividing and graduating.

    Best of Luck


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