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  • #16
    Originally posted by Bob Engelhardt View Post
    If all you need to do is hold stock for center drilling, the rest can be much, much simpler by using the tool holder. That was my need and the rest I made was really, really simple ... OK, it's crude. I was ij the middle of a project that needed it and "fast" was the main criterion. It's here:
    http://www.mwdropbox.com/dropbox/MockSteadyRest.pdf
    Nice, that would be good addition to your tools even if you already have steady rest. Lot easier to set up especially on larger lathes than wrestling with the real steady rest.

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