Went into the workshop today for a bit of a tidy up and get ready for next week.
First job on the bill is fifty 20mm diameter shafts, faced and chamfered to length with a M8 hole in both ends.
Now this job calls for a back stop in the spindle and a bed stop to get to the finished length of 176mm. That bits simple but if the bed stop is set for that length you can't get a chamfer on in the same operation.
So something I have been promising myself for at least 8 - 10 years is a turret stop.
So hunted around the offcut bin and found a thick lump of steel and a few holes and a brass bush later we got this.
The micrometer stop was there before and just located onto a button on the carriage. this button has now been replaced by a spring loaded ball detent.
Now allows me to face to length, then move nearer the chuck to chamfer off.
Only 8 or 10 years too late