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Forum topic by michael crawford posted 08-12-2013 11:05 PM 578 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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michael crawford

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08-12-2013 11:05 PM

so im trying to get my great grandfathers 32 craftsman lathe up and going. got the rest rebuilt and working well, but need a new toolrest before I can run it.
it uses a 5/8 shaft.
must be at least 5 inches tall.

I can find tons of 5/8 tool rests listed on google, but none of them seem to give the overall height. its an 11 inch capacity lathe, and ill be using it to turn canes, bowls, etc. the stuff I enjoy turning.

anyone have a source for this?

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Shawn Masterson

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#1 posted 08-13-2013 02:09 AM

have a machine shop fab one up from steel.

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Don W

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#2 posted 08-13-2013 02:13 AM

I just welded a piece of angle on a piece of pipe. Works like a charm.

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