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    Testing a shop made steady rest

    Recently I finished this steady rest.

    I am in the process of testing it.


    Thanks
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    Wow heavy duty. Let us know how it works out Alfredo.
    cheers

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    WOW -- SUPER HEAVY DUTY!!
    Looks great, I'm sure it will work just fine.

    Tony

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    That looks very nice and strong, Alfredo. I'm sure it will work nicely.
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    Wow - are you also a welder, Alfredo? You're a man of many talents.

    What did you use for the wheels?

    Mike
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    Thanks Mike.
    I bought a pair of used roller stake shoes,
    took wheels off and used with this steady rest.

    BTW you made a nice set of chisel handels with beatiful wood.

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    Alfredo thats the strongest looking Steady Rest I've ever seen, thanks for showing the pic, I have already posted about plans for making one. That one should hold anything.
    Larry

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    That is one honkin' massive steady rest.
    If it don't do the job, nothing will.
    Great project.

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    Now that is what I'd call "Stout"

    Well done Alfredo, and........... how does it work?

    Cheers!
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    Now you've done it...You have any idea how many kids around this forum are going to be skating on one skate because dad 'had' to make a steady rest???

    Great job Alfredo, looks sturdy.
    Darren

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