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Project by Mark posted 05-06-2016 11:06 PM 1049 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was turning a couple of segmented goblets and got a bit carried away turning the out side of the second piece before I hollowed out the goblet. I’ve been wanting to build one for some time now. I picked up a free pair of older roller blades from C/L. 2- 14” pcs of 3/4 BB plywood. the arms and other bits are polar. It went together pretty quick and works well. My thanks to the LJ’s who answered my questions a while back regarding this.
Thanks fer lookin’.

-- Mark





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 05-07-2016 01:12 AM

Nice work on the steady rest Mark and a very good looking pair of goblets. Like the design.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-07-2016 01:21 AM

Great steady rest. and beautiful goblets!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 05-07-2016 01:42 AM

Absolutely brilliant! Superior craftsmanship, both on constructing the steady rest and your goblet turnings. Thanks for posting.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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mafe

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#4 posted 05-07-2016 10:19 AM

Super cool rest, simple and easy to use.
I have had the parts in my shop for this for several years now, but…
So perhaps I can get the push by seeing your fine version.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 05-07-2016 01:56 PM

Mark, you did a nice job on that steady rest. It’s a fine accessory to your lathe.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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peteg

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#6 posted 05-07-2016 07:47 PM

very well done Mark both counts
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Diggerjacks

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#7 posted 05-09-2016 04:51 PM

Hello Mark

Absolutely fantastic
I will make one like this for my lathe : simple and effective that’s what I want

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Roger

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#8 posted 05-10-2016 08:12 PM

Looks like it’ll serve its purpose. Nice one Mark. Have fun using it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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