The fixed steady (or in other wording the steady rest) is usually optional equipment for the bench lathes. However, the steady rest could be proven quite handy for specific projects even for the bench lathe, especially in cases of processing long, thin and light materials susceptible to vibration during metalworking. Given that nor RAGLAN neither their successors at MYFORD are in business any more, steady rests (or any rests for that matter) for Raglan Little Johns are nowadays quite rare, so -in case of need- one might have to construct his own or adapt one available from the market. For our situation, it was decided that it is worthy to give it a go with the second choice, since the machining capacity in the little shop is somewhat limited and available time is precious. In this post, I will try and review in detail a serial process of fitting the alien steady rest to our Little John, productively and efficiently. The whole project is estimated to cost approximately something like 70,00 EUR or about so and no more than 10 hours of work at a quite relaxed pace. The necessary tooling and materials are: drill press, hand drill, twisted drills of various diameters, M6x1.0 taps, M6x1.0x30 mm allen bolts (hex socket and countersunk socket heads), files, a hacksaw, angle grinder (maybe) and, of course, the steady rest to be adapted. For a more precise metalworking a mill drill, or lathe milling attachments or even a milling machine is necessary. The whole project may be completed also without any milling, however, at a higher time and hand metalworking cost.