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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 1405 days ago

doc, as Rich and Davy said, I think a steady rest would work good. When we use a metal lathe the carriage of course moves back and forth and it carries the cutting tool. The carriage would also hold a follow rest if it is needed and the wheel/wheels are placed so that they are behind the part opposite the tool and are opposing the forces created by the cutting tool. You could easily build one; of course it wouldn’t move back and forth as on a metal lathe. It would be in a stationary place and you would turn a bearing surface for the bearings to ride on. A steady rest could also work. It would have usually 3 rollers at 120 degrees and the rollers would again have a turned area to ride on. Either could be built and would actually be a good Lumberjock project for you to document. Good luck.

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