I could use another dose of your advice, Maillchort!
I've been trying to get a 45 degree transition from cylinder to squared section, in practise for an upcoming exam (May/June). I'm really not doing very well at all!
If I square off, then try to introduce the 45 degree slope, I just ruin hours of work. I'd like to try introducing the slope between diameters, and then squaring, BUT!!
1. I'm really bad at judging the 45 degree by hand, using a graver on the T rest. Not to mention checking the slope afterwards - could be any angle for all I can tell
2. This cross slide only has markings up to 30 degrees, and in any case I've never got it to rotate even with what seem the appropriate grub screws loosened.
As the voice of experience, have you any opinion on how I can improve?