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Made a Steady Rest for my SAG 12

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Cast Iron
Jun 6, 2009
Rosamond, CA
I've been wanting a steady for my SAG 12. Been looking for several years but they seem to be rare as hen's teeth. So... I made one. Took a piece of scrap aluminum and hacked it out on the Bridgeport. I don't know what alloy it is; it's definitely harder than 6061 so maybe 2024 or 7075. It was pretty beat up so after facing, it wound up about 1.75 inches thick. Rounded off the edges with a carbide bit in my wood router, drilled and tapped a few 1/2-20 holes, some bolts to match, a few bronze tips and Bob's your uncle...


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