Glad it worked out for you. can't beat the price, that's for sure.
I use a ream myself. I can't remember the exact size right off the top of my head (17/64 maybe) anyway, I bought the ream and 3 feet of the equivalent size drill rod (enough to keep me in barrel pins for life lol) from Mcmaster-Carr. I don't remember what I spent, but it was a lot more than your solution. nice find.