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Forum topic by Mark posted 10-18-2015 04:46 PM 764 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark

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10-18-2015 04:46 PM

Morning all. I have a 12” General Maxi lathe. I’m looking for a set of plans for a steady rest. I googled the question and got just a whack of hits, but I kinda like the one Alan Stratton made (as wood turns) but he hasn’t responded to my email. I’m trying my hand at designing my own, but if I had a drawing things might progress a bit quicker. SO the question is.
Does any one have a working drawing of either a donut type or one like Alan’s?
Thank you.

-- Mark


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Ron Ford

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#1 posted 10-18-2015 07:10 PM

I got the plans for this one shown at (http://www.sheffieldwoodturning.com). and have been very pleased with it. I have been using it for over two years now and it works great.

Ron

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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#2 posted 10-19-2015 04:51 AM

$170. Ouch. i’ll draw my own. Thanks for the thought Ron. That looks like a pretty solid rig.

-- Mark

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Bmezz

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#3 posted 10-19-2015 11:36 AM

Have a look at this one. I built it and it works fine. Skate wheels are from Lee Valley.
https://www.canadianwoodworking.com/plans-projects/steady-rest?_ga=1.154943742.794530617.1444250629

-- Member Valley Woodturners Ottawa

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hairy

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#4 posted 10-19-2015 12:00 PM

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/72946

Make it fit your lathe.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#5 posted 10-19-2015 01:26 PM

”$170. Ouch. i’ll draw my own.”

Sorry – he used to sell just a set of plans for less than $10, which is what I ordered and used to make mine. Guess he changed his business model.

Ron

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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#6 posted 10-19-2015 01:26 PM

Or this ,,,
Click for details

-- 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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Mark

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#7 posted 10-19-2015 02:58 PM

Thanks for all the input gents. I have lots to work with now.

-- Mark

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lew

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#8 posted 10-19-2015 03:15 PM

I made this one- http://lumberjocks.com/projects/77653

Got lots more pix, if you want to see them

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 10-20-2015 04:08 PM

Lew. I like that cam idea. Pretty cool.

-- Mark

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#10 posted 10-28-2015 12:50 PM

I made this one: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/68345

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#11 posted 10-28-2015 07:21 PM

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