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Triangular Steady-Rest

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Project by woodoogolem posted 02-19-2017 04:56 PM 522 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I came across a commercial steady-rest in a triangular shape instead the often-seen round ones. Since I have been wanting to equip my shop with a steady-rest for quite a while I decided to build two similar ones. The round steady-rests require rather large amounts of plywood whereas with the triangular shape I could use off-cuts.

Instead of the two wing nuts in each corner I made a sliding mechanism with a single knob. And I designed knobs you can handle from the top of the machine to fasten the steady-rest to the lathe bed.





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#1 posted 02-19-2017 05:06 PM

Clever. I may have to give this a try. There is occasion when I could use one.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 02-19-2017 05:15 PM

thats a different idea, saving cost of plywood is a good idea.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 02-20-2017 01:54 AM

Cleaver and more easy to build.
Really fine.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#4 posted 02-20-2017 09:16 AM

Nice design – mission accomplished – it’s also functional.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 02-20-2017 02:29 PM

It’s a great steady rest and will be a nice accessory for your lathe.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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