- May 20, 2021
At one shop we had a tall drill press, we could scribe a center to .oo5 with looking through a loop and with Chicagoing our punch this way or that, and drill press: center drill one end and then the other.
At the grinding shop, we had a center point grinder that we could move a center often back to one-tenth or so.
Grinding a part with zero stock you had to be right on when you first sparked.
Just with bench centers, or a long lathe, one can chuck a Norton 60* center lap and with pushing down on the high side you can move a center by tenths.
And he said he "won't be posting another question here". Sort of disappointing that people get offended so easily...
I'm not saying his question wasn't a good one, but the saying "ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer". He asked for advice aimed at a ROOKIE and got it.
I did think it was odd that a newbie had a fancy lathe like that.
Frankly, if I were him (was him... were him... grammar be hard), I'd just rephrase the question and ask it again.