Lathe Steady Rest

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Project by TheDane posted 644 days ago 3507 views 23 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my Lathe Steady Rest, based on a plan from Woodworkers’s Journal (WJ133).

Easy to build … just hope my grandson doesn’t go looking for his inline skates!


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 644 days ago

Great Job Gerry. I felt very intimidated about trying to make one. Now I’m just intimidated.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#2 posted 644 days ago

Oh yes. Those skate wheels are perfect

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 644 days ago

Nice. I’ve been meaning to build one of these.

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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#4 posted 644 days ago

Very good idea!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#5 posted 644 days ago

NEATO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 644 days ago

I saw one of these in Woodcraft just today when picking up some materials for a treasure chest for my daughter. Looks very useful and sturdy

-- Norman

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#7 posted 644 days ago

Great looking steadyrest, and if your grandson needs his skates back, Rockler has the wheels for sale. Those
wheels do a great job of supporting the work without marring it.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 644 days ago

I like it. Added to my favorites.

-- Julian

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#9 posted 643 days ago

I second that Julian

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#10 posted 643 days ago

Hello TheDane

Sorry for your grandson but this is a fantastic idea ( Another to be copied !!)

What is the diameter of the open center ?

A very nice idea

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#11 posted 643 days ago

Diggerjacks—The inside diameter is 10” ... the plywood is 12” wide by 12 1/4” high.


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#12 posted 573 days ago

Quality build. Nice job.

-- It's easy when you know how. Ontario, Canada

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