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Project by Bob #2 posted 1663 days ago 8643 views 15 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

for more infromation on this technique check my Blog at:
http://mywoodadventures.blogspot.com/2011/01/make-your-own-lathe-tool-rests-for-less.html

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JenWoodworking

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#1 posted 1663 days ago

No time to look now, but thanks for the post I’m SURE it will come in handy!

-- Jen loves wood!

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rtb

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#2 posted 1663 days ago

absolutely!

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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lew

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#3 posted 1663 days ago

Thanks, Bob!

Made some of “T” rests also. In retrospect, I wish I had positioned the horizontal portion of the rest closer to the edge of the post- as opposed to centering it on the post. That would allow the horizontal piece to be positioned a little closer to the work.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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jackass

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#4 posted 1663 days ago

Hi Bob,
Beyond my capability, but certainly intriguing.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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Bob #2

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#5 posted 1663 days ago

Lew:
I made the same mistake with the first batch.
I have cut and re-brazed a couple of my favorites.

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Mark

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#6 posted 1662 days ago

o heck yea….u think i would waste that much money for the actual rests…i’d rather buy material.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 1662 days ago

Nice tool rests. You appreciate them more if you make them yourself!!!!

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

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Vince

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#8 posted 1662 days ago

Well done, I like the long bar with the double post

-- Vince

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#9 posted 1662 days ago

thanks for the link. I just bought a inexpensive lathe. Havent put it together yet to cold in the shop and havent quite figured out where to put it yet will post pic’s of the shop, when I get it placed.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Karson

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#10 posted 1661 days ago

Thanks Bob. I might have to train someone else in the family to weld. The Dr told me that I can’t do that any more with a pace maker.

I can still use the Gas Torch though, so I’m not entirely weld free.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bob #2

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#11 posted 1661 days ago

Karson, You can get a lot done with Gas too.

I always wondered about advice like that from your Dr. I have never personally heard of anybody shutting down a pacemaker with any normal current unless you are taking a direct hit across your body.
Not suggesting you disregard your dr.’s advice – just curious.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Karson

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#12 posted 1661 days ago

Bob His concern was the magnetic field that is generated with the big coil in the welder. I don’t know how far it goes. I mean I use a 20 ft welding cable. SO is it the welder or the welding.

I might need to research that before I give away the welder. I mean it was the first Christmas Present from my wife.

Bob: I found this on the web.-
Power-generating equipment, arc welding equipment and powerful magnets (as in medical devices, heavy equipment or motors) can inhibit pulse generators. Patients who work with or near such equipment should know that their pacemakers may not work properly in those conditions.

Others saw it doesn’t damage the pacemaker it might just make it mis-operate. Cause a beat when it’s not needed or not cause a beat when it is needed.

I’m not doing this for a living, so!

They also say don’t do it alone so someone could turn the machine off if you pass out.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bob #2

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#13 posted 1661 days ago

From the little I know it’s the magnetic resonance produced by the arc .
I understand that if you keep the amperage below 130 and insulate yourself with good boots and gloves you are pretty much O.K.
Still better to use your brazing stuff if at all possible i guess.

Bob

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Stilgar

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#14 posted 1661 days ago

Bob#2

Your #1 to me, this was a great post. I have always been intrigued in learning to weld. Do you have to be a certified welder to purchase the gasses? What do you think a set of your equipment would cost today?

Thanks again!

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Bob #2

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#15 posted 1661 days ago

Stilgar, a decent set of hoses and tips including a cutting tip is in the range of $100.00 – $200.00.
the tanks vary but run about 100 to 200 as well but they last to refill about 20 years.
I just exchange mine at the welding store when they are empty.

http://www.kmstools.com/7pc-victor-style-welding-cutting-kit-1031

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