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Project by jockmike2 posted 2620 days ago 3505 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some fellow jocks were asking to see this and could’nt find it. So I’m re-posting it for them. Its made from a pair of rollerblades I picked up at a yard sale. Aluminum T channel and bolts that fit the rollerblades. I do have the whole article I got from a magazine, but it would have to be after the Thorsen table is done before I had time to hunt it up. I sent Mark DeCou a copy maybe he can locate and post his quicker. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -





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David

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#1 posted 2620 days ago

Mike -

Very cool! I saw this same article and was facinated at the ingenuity of this steady rest.

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 2620 days ago

What I was amazed at was how well it worked. I think if I ever made another I’d make it a little thicker. I used 3/4 mdf and should have used plywood and maybe add a half inch on to that. But like i said it still works great.jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Bill

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#3 posted 2620 days ago

Nice job Mike. Are the wheels and supports adjustable for different size turnings?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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WayneC

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#4 posted 2620 days ago

The original is here. There is some good commentary and other examples posted in the comments.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mot

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#5 posted 2620 days ago

That looks great jock…I’ve been contemplating the same thing and this is a neat solution to a common problem.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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