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Forum topic by woodcrafter47 posted 02-05-2010 01:05 AM 2306 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I am looking for a 6”tool rest for my Grizzly G5979 wood lathe 1 ” dia hole rest
Have the standard 12 ” that came with it .
However need the samller which Grizzly does not carry for this lathe. Where can I order it.?
Thanks in advance for help.

-- In His service ,Richard

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#1 posted 02-05-2010 01:19 AM

You can get those from the – woodturners They have all kinds, look at the T-bar system, they are cool, even better, if you know anyone with welding abillity they can make you one, A freind ( up the hill Metal Mike) took some 1 inch round stock, and took a die grinder to it making a 1/2 inch deep semi circle that fit a six inch round bar then just welded it together, I had him offset it a little so there is 3 1/2 inches on oneside and 2 1/2 inches on the other, it is just a little more versatile that way, since it is round and does not need to face any direction. It is solid, he also made a flat box rest that projects 2 1/2 inches and 1 inch on the other side.

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 02:09 AM

Andrew beat me to it. Woodturners catalog has them.

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 06:15 PM

Have a look at this system too while you are shoping.,330,49238&ap=1

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