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Project by ruizd posted 10-06-2013 04:17 AM 1257 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned this walking stick for my neighbor. It’s made from oak. This is my first attempt at a walking stick and it ranges from 1” to 1 1/8” in diameter. It was especially a challenge to turn the middle section because I don’t have a steady rest and I had to deal with major vibration and chatter but I took my time and removed only a small amount of wood in sections to keep the vibration to a minimum. It’s 34” tall and the handle is 6 1/2”. Taylor made for my neighbor’s fit. This was a fun project and I might make a couple more of these to introduce a couple of design changes but first I am going to make a steady rest. Thanks for viewing. Constructive criticism welcome.

-- Dan - A good day is when you are done in the woodshop with all your fingers still attached!





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hoss12992

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#1 posted 10-06-2013 08:56 AM

This is really cool. I really like the handle. Great job

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#2 posted 10-06-2013 02:13 PM

Great job, looks fun to make.

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

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#3 posted 01-28-2014 06:44 PM

why is your tool rest not steady? If its because of a crappy set screw, I had the same problem so I epoxied the tool rest onto the steel bar that goes into the holder, losing no funcitionality but stabilizing it. Yours may have a different design, I have one of those Harbor Freight 40” lathes (Central Machinery). Its solid as a rock now. Used Loctite 5-min expoxy.

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA, http://instagram.com/palas_woodcraft#

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ruizd

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#4 posted 01-29-2014 12:07 AM

My tool rest is just fine. I was referring to the need for a steady rest that is used to secure turning longer thin pieces?

-- Dan - A good day is when you are done in the woodshop with all your fingers still attached!

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#5 posted 01-30-2014 07:47 PM

You mean like those steady rests people make using rollerblade or skateboard wheels?

http://www.woodworkersguide.com/2010/04/22/how-to-make-a-spindle-steady-rest/

I found this. It looks complex to fabricate, but probably well worth it for long spindle turning.

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA, http://instagram.com/palas_woodcraft#

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