45 Minutes from conception to completion. That Sheldon lathe is a beast. No chatter, even using a cutoff tool. Material is A36 structural steel, one inch bolt and two, one inch nuts. Faced one side flat on each nut, then tightened them together. Slot was cut .075" per pass, 1400 rpm, 0.5" carbide cutter. Wow.
A friend gave me some long rods that were used to hold big pump jack parts on pallets. Fun, quick project. Now, I get to go put it out at the hardware store.