Hello, I have a problem that keeps coming up. I have solved it a few times, but never had a really good procedure.
so i have a six inch bar of 1 inch by 1 inch 6061. i need a 1.5 piece, so i go cut it on the band saw (out at the office an hour away)... and its not really straight.
wish full process:
so then i place the cut piece into my work vice, and put a 3/8 end mill in so I can "face" the part. but my end mill only goes down about .7in before a small taper starts into the shaft.
so i have to turn the part 90 deg. (1.5in in Z axis) square the part up (the bottom is not touching my vice) and lightly mill the top face... check for square, and then flip the part and this time part is touching the vise on the bottom, and the 2 sides (cause its square now).
is there an other way?
what if I used a flycutter to mill the side face..I line up the z, start cutter and just move y axis back and forth, over and over.... anyway, I would like some feed back as i am sure you have your own methods from over the years.
tighten up the vice,