Lathe Chuck suggestions?

Is anyone using a lathe chuck mounted vertically for milling round things? I’d like to buy a cheap Chinese one and mount it to a removable fixture plate so it can be zero’d easily. I haven’t yet figured out how much Z clearance I will get and if there’s such a thing as a low profile chuck.

Any ideas?

I’ve been thinking of something similar to allow me to accurately rotate stock in set increments. I figured I’d have to countersink the chuck/dividing head into the table… Thinking about it as far as I’ve gotten :slight_smile:

I was thinking that too but it seems hard to calibrate it.