Align Rotary Table

I needed to align the rotary table to the spindle, and I found this method is much quicker, and fairly accurate, although probably not quite as accurate as inidcating. I put the chuck adapter in the center of the rotary table and put a 3/8" end mill holder on the chuck adpater. I put another 3/8" end mill holder on the spindle, and put a 3/8" piece of brass in the bottom end mill holder. I had to sand the brass rod a bit in order to get it to just fit in the end mill holder. The hold downs for the rotary table were in place, but loose. I then moved the XY table to get the upper end mill lined up with the brass rod. Smaller...
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