I'm new at this and would apreciate some hints for cutting a tapered column on the Taig cnc mill (4 axis) See attached rough drawing. It's in Al about 1" diameter and 3" long.
To cut the slope I'm thinking of tilting the mill column so that the end of an an end mill will run flat but then I need to compensate the Z motion. My other option is to tilt the rotating table and raise the tailstock. The second option seems easier to program but more difficult to set up. Another option I've considered is to just run the slope with a round end mill. So what if it takes for ever - this is a hobby!
Oh, I have BobCad and Mach3. Thanks.