STEADY REST.... Home made!

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Project by TedHains posted 02-21-2012 06:47 PM 5872 views 16 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Steady rest home made.. 2×3 & skate wheels & a few bolts… Works very well. I made 2 & clamped a board on the top with wheels for bowls for about $ 25.00.

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 06:56 PM

Good idea…thank you.

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 09:26 PM

Nice work Ted,most of them seem to have three wheels but looks like two work fine.

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#3 posted 02-22-2012 12:56 AM

So only two wheels are needed. The ones that I have seen for metal works has three wheels.
I like to see a video of it.

Steady rest are hardd to find and expensive. I like your idea.


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#4 posted 02-22-2012 03:58 AM

That could be real handy when you get down to about 3/8…..

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#5 posted 05-28-2012 12:55 PM

You should enter this into our jig contest! Email photos along with your LJ name to [email protected] You might win!

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#6 posted 09-11-2017 02:51 AM

I like this little set up. I may have to try something similar on a Spring Pole Lathe for long spindles. On a Shopsmith to boot!!!! Cool.

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