Second version of the roller gauge with the relieved center section. Second attempt at this design. Pro Tip: don’t part off the piece until you check that the rail actually fits in the slot.
I am getting somewhat faster at this. It took about 45 minutes for me to make it with all the measuring, re-measuring, calculating, and most especially, changing tools. The lathe came with a quick change tool post but only one regular tool holder. I have ordered some more holders and will probably hold off on the next one until the order gets here.
I have been plunking along on the tieplate infill and have gotten the traverser down to the fine adjustment stage. Time to get rolling on that.