The clearance holes for M6 cap screws were finally done. I've conquered the fear of having misaligned holes with the help and encouragement from various people. This operation may be easy for many readers out there, but I always have problem of getting the clearance hole matching up with the screw holes. Enough "talking", here are the pics:
Below is a short vid showing that the job spinning. Not too bad, I suppose.
I'm rather happy with the result of today's session. In my next session, after my Bangkok trip, I'll be shortening the cap screws to the required size and trim off the excess on the nose to get ready for threading. The taper bore will be done last.