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Project by jockmike2 posted 01-24-2007 05:10 PM 3246 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found the plans for this in one of Wood Magazines jigs,fixtures and storage plans. Works like a charm on anything long and inround. If it’s out of round, forget it. It’s made from 3/4s plywood, rollerblades and T track. If you send me an S.A.S.E. I’ll make a copy of the plans for you and send it out. The plans call for 10”x10” This is 12”x12” due to the size of my lathe, make yours any size you want. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -





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#1 posted 01-24-2007 05:14 PM

My home address is Mike Wurm, POBox, 311, Laingsburg, MI. 48848. Good luck and have a good day. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 01-24-2007 05:18 PM

Mike, try just sending the pictures via e-mail as an attachment.

Quicker, cheaper, and less personal

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#3 posted 01-24-2007 05:29 PM

I don’t think the resoluthion would be high enogh to get good read on the 3-4 pages. Not on my computer anyway. mike, whats wrong with with personal? Just because you rob banks…. just spoofin!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 01-24-2007 10:50 PM

Hi Mike
This is a steady rest I welded together quite a few years ago for my Craftsman Lathe. I used ball bearings, because in line skates didn’t exist then, but I wished they had. I found that this system works really well, because the pressure equalizes from the chisel. you also have room for working.
I have turned a lot of long spindles with this rig.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 01-25-2007 12:00 AM

This item cost only US$61.00.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#6 posted 01-25-2007 12:26 AM

Nice work, Mike and Dick. I have a tube type lathe, so those designs won’t work on my type of lathe. In fact, it is probably the only drawback of the lathe. I don’t know anyone who makes one for a tube bed. I figure that if I ever make one for mine that it will have to travel in a slot made in the top of the stand. Oh well, maybe one day?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 05-28-2007 06:54 AM

Bump. People were looking for this post today.

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

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#8 posted 05-28-2007 06:49 PM

Yes Don but mine will fit some thing twice as large as that one will. And I don’t think I had 60 bucks into it. That one you show is more for spindals, mine is more for bowls or vases. jockmiike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 05-29-2007 12:25 AM

Os I disagree, I think with a couple hose clamps and a different set up on the bottom you could do it. Bil, it’s completely adjustable. And like I said works good. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 05-29-2007 12:28 AM

I was thinking you could probably find some banding straps or something to hold it to the tube base. Obviously it is something you would want to remove, so it must be easy to attach.

I have it Os. You could use some old belts you have around the house. I am sure we all have one or two belts we do not part with, but do not wear any more.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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