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Building a Bench Rest for Wood Turning #1: Genesis of the Idea and the Basic Design

05-29-2016 05:28 PM by RichCMD | 1 comment »

I am one of those people who have trouble standing for very long. Although I love woodturning, standing at the lathe for a long period can become very painful. A back support helps some, but even with the support I can still have problems. Taking ibuprofen can extend how long I can stand, but I dislike routinely taking it as it can be hard on the stomach. I first came upon the idea of using a bench rest in an article by Ernie Conover in the May/June 2014 issue of Woodworkers Journal. He discusses and shows his design in the video Using a Bench while Woodturning . I liked his idea, but I am a little heftier than Ernie, and somehow his design just looked too fragile for me. ...

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