|Project by woodoogolem||posted 02-19-2017 04:56 PM||522 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
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.