Author Topic: How do I select a rotary table?  (Read 1561 times)

Offline zeeprogrammer

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Re: How do I select a rotary table?
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2018, 09:59:50 PM »
@Jason - I only considered mounting the cylinder horizontally. Mounting it vertically would indeed be problematic.

@Brian - Good point. I do keep my eye on the weight of things. Even with lighter things, like my 4" RT or my milling vise, I take great care on lifting and carrying.
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Offline Jasonb

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Re: How do I select a rotary table?
« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2018, 07:23:49 AM »
Standing it vertically in a vice won't give you that crisp joint where the curve meets the flat you will get a fillet the size of the cutter radius.

Also you would need a long series cutter as your cylinder looks to be about 1.5 long
Thats why you put it horizontally in the vise, use a rod down the bore as a hieght spacer, and make a series of cuts with the bottom of the end mill, rotating the part in the vise between cuts.

It was Marv's suggestion I was commenting on where he said put the vice onto the R/T which would mean having the cylinder vertical. Though Ideal way to do the flanges if the cylinder has them.

Pete, I'll see what I can do.