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ForestGrl

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07-06-2015 04:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tool rest 1 post

I need to get an “in between” tool rest, about 9” wide would be good. The Old Blue Jet 1236 lathe uses 1” posts, and I’m drawing a blank searching the usual places. Any ideas?

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)


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#1 posted 07-06-2015 05:17 AM

You might try Robust Woodturning . And there’s a modular tool rest system with 1” post available through Packard Woodworks.

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#2 posted 07-06-2015 05:46 AM

Sorby has modular tool tests too. Worth a look

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#3 posted 07-06-2015 11:11 AM

I like Robust Tool Rest because they stand behind them if ever have a problem. Yes, expensive but short of making your own at a welding shop about the best on the market.

Not a big fan of modular rest although pretty versatile.

http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=packard&Category_Code=lathes-acc-toolrst-robu

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#4 posted 07-06-2015 11:38 AM

Nova makes a cast iron 100mm (4 inch) tool rest with a 1” post … you can find it on Amazon for under $30.

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#5 posted 07-06-2015 12:16 PM

Penn state industries. PSI

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#6 posted 07-06-2015 05:00 PM

Thanks everyone. I’ll take a look at all those (was hoping not to get into another “system” but them’s the breaks). Unfortunately, Nova doesn’t seem to make a 9” rest, but the 4” might come in handy for some projects. Will keep it on my list.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#7 posted 07-06-2015 05:39 PM

Lee Valley has a modular rest. You can buy the 1” post and add whatever rest you want to it – straight, curved, flat. They have a 9”.

Here’s a link:

http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=46452&cat=1,330,49238&ap=1

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#8 posted 07-06-2015 05:48 PM

Best Wood Tools ( http://www.bestwoodtools.com/ ) also has a modular system. I have had them for 3+ years … no complaints.

-- 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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#9 posted 07-06-2015 05:54 PM


You might try Robust Woodturning . And there s a modular tool rest system with 1” post available through Packard Woodworks.

- Picken5

I was going to give you the same links as he did.

I thought all the Jet 12” used 5/8” posts

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#10 posted 07-07-2015 02:44 AM



I thought all the Jet 12” used 5/8” posts

- Arlin Eastman

I have an older model, back in the “Blue Jet” days, so they may have changed since then. Nice lathe though, it had about 1 hour of use when I bought it in 2009 :-) I already had a blue one, but it was well-used and ran like it. Just swapped them out.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#11 posted 07-08-2015 10:08 PM

1” is super common, you can find them anywhere. Ebay is full of used ones.

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#12 posted 07-08-2015 11:32 PM

Woodcraft also has a store brand modular, with 1” posts. Here is the tool rest page. I prefer hardened steel rests, got tired of filing the dings out of cast iron. They also show robust and other brands. I have the 4” and 12” store brand, very good for spindle and outside bowl turning. Made my own out of 1” hardened rod, tapped for the post, for inside bowl turning.

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#13 posted 07-08-2015 11:46 PM

I bought a twelve inch rest and cut a lil bit off both ends to what I needed with hacksaw. Find a cheap one and go to town.

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#14 posted 07-09-2015 03:12 AM



1” is super common, you can find them anywhere. Ebay is full of used ones.

- Rick M.

The only 9” rest with a 1” post that I found on eBay the other day was in Great Britain. It’s not just any ol’ 1”-post rest that I want. It’s a 9” rest. Problem is solved for now, expecting a shop-made one in the mail in a few days.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#15 posted 07-09-2015 03:15 AM



Woodcraft also has a store brand modular, with 1” posts. Here is the tool rest page. I prefer hardened steel rests, got tired of filing the dings out of cast iron. They also show robust and other brands. I have the 4” and 12” store brand, very good for spindle and outside bowl turning. Made my own out of 1” hardened rod, tapped for the post, for inside bowl turning.

- OSU55

I hear ya on being tired of filing the cast iron. My stepson can weld—is it possible to weld on a round made of steel? I might be able to get him to do that someday (when his kids aren’t keeping him so busy!). Maybe I should learn how? Not appealing, but useful.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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