Now, with the 0D3 tube properly clamped and aligned in the Sherline mill:
I can slowly run an end mill down onto the spigot:
Eventually converting the whole post into black dust in the vacuum cleaner:
That was completely uneventful, which is pretty much the whole point of good fixturing, isn’t it?
Applying the vacuum cleaner while milling seems to have kept the dust out of the base, although I’m not sure I can pull that trick off every time.