Here is my latest attempt (based upon david’s last posting) to draft up a steady rest for watchmaking. I had to increase the center hole to 1/2″ dia. because I have big ‘ol fat fingers and I don’t think I could manipulate much with a 1/4″ dia. center hole. I found that one can buy the aluminum round stock pre-cut to 1″ at very little cost. The only thing that might be problematic is going to be the base. This is where I might have gone off of the rails. So… comments are again appreciated.
P.s. Just so no one gets the wrong idea, I’m using AutoCad with a hand like font so there’s no talent involved in drafting this stuff up.