I started with reaming the spindle shaft. The kit came with some small taper pins, I just had to cut the 60* point into them. I reamed the spindle shaft, then installed the tapered pins into the spindle so I could cut the 60* points using the compound slide. It worked out good. The dead centers have a very good fit.One piece at a time, before you know it', it will be done. Did you start with a number 4 taper pin?