Does any body know of a good website or any advice for using a fixed steady rest. Bit of a problem remembering the correct facts about the use of steadies.
From my memory, if you are turning a long shaft with a damaged centre hole, you grab the shaft in the 4 jaw chuck by 1/2 an inch or so and roughly clock it.
You then bring the steady fingers up to the other end of the shaft and roughly clock that end. Back down to the chuck and clock again this time more closely, then the steady end again more accurately, repeat each end until you have the run-out within about .001" each end.This should have the shaft running true and parallel to the axis of the lathe.Does this sound about right? I'm more concerned about being parallel to the lathe bed.