A pretty simple modification.
|Some bearings from my scrap bin. I decided on the three above with a 1/2" OD. Both have 3/16" ID, and will fit snugly on some #10-32 screws (others not as well and you may need to take off a couple of thou to make them fit)|
|The #1190 steady rest disassembled.|
|Using the steady rest as a fixture to hold the arm for the drilling operation. Note that I am doing this to the non pointed end so the steady rest may still be used normally.|
|I setup a stop so each would be drilled in the same place and found the center of the rod with an edge finder.|
|Centerdrilling for the hole|
Drilling #21 for a #10-32 tap. Then the steady finger is removed and another one inserted against the stop.
|Milling the ends of the fingers flat so the bearing rests against them evenly. After this tap the holes #10-32 and assemble the bearings on the screws.|
|Using the new roller steady rest, It took me longer to write this up than it did for me to make the modification.|
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