Simply put, I want to mount the rotary table vertically and use the tailstock.
My question is since I will need to move the tailstock closer and farther away depending on the workpiece length, how do I ensure they are in alignment like on a lathe? Is there a quick method to do this? I haven't seen any available plans by anyone or kits that make it simple.
I can certainly produce the kit to make it happen, but I don't want to reinvent the wheel. I was thinking about a long flat piece to mount the table to and some sort of rail mount for the tailstock that is bolted down to the same table. I'd want this table removable of course, so I'd have to come up with a means of truing it up to the mill bed each time I need to use it.
Any advice or has anyone already solved this?