steady rest

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Project by ZAGREB posted 05-26-2016 10:58 AM 1262 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

made of plywood, ash, oak
wheels are, of course, from the roll of my daughter
“Culprit” I worked a new steady rest is Jim Jakosh
thanks Jim
have a nice day
thanks for looking

-- bambi

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#1 posted 05-26-2016 11:28 AM

Nice work. I have been thinking I about trying one of these. What kind of turnings do you use it for? Do you find it helps a lot?

-- Ride the bevel!

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#2 posted 05-26-2016 11:38 AM

Svaka čast, dobro si ’’skinul’’ Jima. Sad kćerki kupit nove role treba.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 05-26-2016 11:54 AM

WOWZER!!!!!!!!!! That is a beauty, Ivan!!!!!!!!! You will sure love using it. It will make a lot more projects possible and safer. too!! Mighty fancy tighten knobs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are an official member of the Steady Rest Owners Club! (SROC)

Cheers, my friend!............Jim

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

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#4 posted 05-26-2016 01:14 PM

Very nice steady rest. Well done

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 05-26-2016 01:45 PM

Do you find it helps a lot?

- RichCMD

I don’t use mine a lot, but it really comes in handy for larger bowls and hollow forms. Anything you can do to reduce or eliminate vibration or flexing is a real plus.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 05-26-2016 04:37 PM

You did a very nice job on this. I’ve had to use a steady rest on metal lathes a number of times but haven’t used one on my wood lathe yet. I might as well make one for my wood lathe before I need one and this looks like a nice one.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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Sam Shakouri

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#7 posted 05-26-2016 04:43 PM

Well done and congratulation for DT3.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#8 posted 05-26-2016 05:31 PM

Hello my friend

I have to make one like this in the future weeks

Your design is very sweet with a finition very clean : all is in the detail.

That is the thickness of the plywood?

Congratulations for the daily top 3

Thanks for sharing

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

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#9 posted 05-26-2016 06:10 PM

You did a very nice job on this Maryjan, impressive!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#10 posted 05-26-2016 06:46 PM

Very nice. I like it !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#11 posted 05-27-2016 04:25 PM

Rich…yes it helps for a long neck pieces
Jacques…plywood is 20mm,I think it’s enough strong
to all my friends…thanks so much for nice comments

-- bambi

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#12 posted 05-27-2016 10:54 PM

Hi bambi. Beautiful Lathe Steady. Very well constructed and the wheels look great too. We can look forward to seeing more of your wood turnings while using your steady. The Plywood looks real nice too.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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