|Project by Bob A in NJ||posted 10-12-2009 12:10 AM||2507 views||5 times favorited||16 comments|
Baseball bats are up next for Christmas presents. After realizing a 12” tool rest requires lots of lateral adjustments, I starting thinking how to “extend” the bar.
I bought a 36” long piece of angle iron, turned it corner side up and rested it on my 12” round tool rest. Then cut a 90 degree point on a piece of walnut scrap to support the other end. Then cut a dado in another piece to support the holder and to have a section to clamp onto the bench.
This helps make longer smoother tapers while minimizing adjustment time and maximizing turning time.
A simple holding fixture for the Louisville Slugger as a template is also very handy for this project.
Viola! Low cost and effective toolrest that saves a ton of time.
Bob Oct 11,2009
(With help from Troy and Jim)
-- Bob A in NJ