I have been away in Anchorage for the last two weeks. Although I can post from there, the laptop I use drives me to distraction. Most of this is caused by the touchpad cursor; I suppose I could do something about that -- but the laptop also runs Ubuntu Linux, which I hate. Just me. I could fix all these things, but I don't feel it's worth the effort.
While I was in Anch I did some carving, a pleasant change from machine work. That's a future post. I would like to record progress on my steady rest. All of it before I left for Anchorage.
I finished milling the dovetail slides and for improvised cutting setup it was a very good fit. I was pleased. I will have to drill and tap some holes for fixing screws, but that comes later.
Next picture: the body of the steady. It will be screwed to the dovetailed piece.This is just drill and tap. I will not show it.
Tom Lipton says, "we're all heroes in Aluminum".