At long last I got the bearing bored out and installed.  It feels good!  The discoloration on the end of the shaft is due to the heat soak I gave the sleeve when I soldered it on.  The sleeve ended up fairly cylindrical, about a .002 inch variation in diameter out at the end, nice and round further along.

Once that was done, I reassembled the tailstock- but had forgotten to strip and paint the handwheel.  Oops!  The quill needs some more polishing and the taper adjust bolts are mismatched.

I also installed the bottom half of the headstock;

Its starting to look like something!  Maybe I'll get the spindle in tonight.  :)

;;; eof