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Project by ken_c posted 06-01-2017 03:41 PM 1974 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now I can hold – em – steady… max diameter is 20”





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WayneC

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#1 posted 06-01-2017 03:42 PM

Awesome. Nice design.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Carlos510

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#2 posted 06-01-2017 04:09 PM

Yes, I like it. Clean design and big capacity. Very nice.

-- From popular rap:"If time is money, then I need a loan." Carlos B., http://www.hobbyworkshopprojects.com/

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Dan

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#3 posted 06-01-2017 04:22 PM

Looks like you’re constructing a time machine portal.

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 06-01-2017 04:35 PM

Looks like it ill work.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#5 posted 06-01-2017 04:43 PM

Well done bud, looks great. I’ll have to give you a call you won’t believe the deal on 3 machines I bought. I really need to make on of these. Your plans or from someone else?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 06-01-2017 05:29 PM

This is a wonderful steady rest. I may have to build one similar to that for my Powermatic lathe. Nice work.

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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ken_c

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#7 posted 06-01-2017 09:25 PM

This is just my rendition of others before me. Thanks for the accolades.

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kdc68

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#8 posted 06-01-2017 09:49 PM

Nicely done….thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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papadan

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#9 posted 06-01-2017 10:13 PM

Nice Ken, are those inline wheels? I got some of those and might just copy your steady rest.

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#10 posted 06-02-2017 04:18 AM

Nice work, never knew I needed a Stargate in the shop!! LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Kelly

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#11 posted 06-02-2017 04:52 AM

I’m stealing this.

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#12 posted 06-02-2017 12:53 PM

Nice, 20 inches, wow. That would be scary.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 06-03-2017 02:21 AM

That is a really nice steady rest. One day I’m going to make one.

One thing that I look for at garage sales are inline skates that people don’t want any more. I usually get that anywhere form $5-$10 for a pair of skates. That’s less than buying new ones. Most of the time the ones that I find have been used very little and the wheels are in pretty good shape.

Those wheels are good for other projects in the shop. Also the bearings can be removed and used alone.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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