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A customer was rebuilding an old Ford tractor, and ran into a slight snag.
The steering shaft was in good shape, except for the threads for the nut that kept the
steering wheel in place. Since he was not necessarily doing a "restoration", I was able to
rethread the shaft for a slightly smaller thread. But that, in turn, meant we also needed
a new retaining nut. For that, I started with a bar of 1-1/2" aluminum round.
I used the steady rest so I wouldn't have to saw off a section of the bar.
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