LeBlonde 13" older lathe. Apprx. 1947. Came with a steady rest, and now, after 10 years I am ready to use it. I discovered that it has no 'fingers' if that is the right word. It has inch wide slots, a clamping bolt in the slot, an adjusting bolt at the end that would set the 'finger'. Need to make something. What would be the suggested material. Brass? Copper? Plastic? What shape should the end of the 'finger' take? Flat, rounded etc. I have never seen one before. I do have a mill, so fabrication should not be a problem.
Thanks for all advice, Ivan Vegvary