Making Adjusting Knobs for a South Bend Steady Rest (Part 2)

Continuing the restoration of the steady rest I bought for my 13″ South Bend lathe. It had many missing parts, including the adjustment knobs.

In this second part of making the knobs, I make a threaded arbor to facilitate the machining of the external features. I got to use one of my newly acquired thread pitch micrometers as well. One thing is for sure, I need to get better at nailing dimensions. I managed to overshoot just about every dimension on this part.

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