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Ball bearing Steadyrest fingers.


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Nice job on your fingers.

Self Centering Steady Rest, capacity 5/16-5 inch, repeatable, This is a prototype, took me 15 years to come up with the design. one ring slides inside the other, Clearance .0015.

One elderly old machinist who saw this called it a "Machinists Dream". I basically used it to quickly line up shafting to drill a center hole in the end for swinging between centers.

I am a self taught machinist, I never learned there were things you couldn't do with a lathe and mill.

I also made my own indexing head.

Then made the necessary parts to turn it into a dividing head for cutting gears.





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