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Steady as she goes

02-03-2010 08:59 PM by toyguy | 9 comments »

For some time now I have thought about making myself a steady rest….. So, today I did just that. Plans for these type of rest are abundant on the inter-web. I read a couple of construction articles, then went to the shop to see what I ended up with. One very good article can be found here: Steady Rest PDF PDF Constructed of 3/4” ply, hard maple and some wheels off some casters. I had wanted to use in line Rollerblade wheels, but none could be had that were with-in my budget. I looked at some of my old Radio Controlled Airplane wheels, but think they were just too soft, and large. Anyway, these caster wheels will do the trick, and were very cheap. The big orange box store...

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