|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-08-2010 08:04 PM||9621 views||25 times favorited||10 comments|
I have been thinking about building a steady rest for years and even acquired the roller blade wheels last year but never got around to it. Yesterday I started my first lamp and I needed to cut a relief in the bottom for the touch control box and needed to support that big chunk of wood without a center in it. So I bought a 24×24 top from Steelcase employee sales for 50 cents and started cutting it out to a design I drew up in the morning. I had the wheels, tee-nuts, steel bar stock and bolts so I never had to leave the shop until it was done at 1:33 this morning. I used it today on the lamp and it worked rather well. SO, now I have one!!
It makes turning that long/big diameter stuff less stressful!!!!!!!!!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!