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    Steady Rest for lathe ?

    Anybody know where i can find plans for a do it yourself steady rest that will accomodate all sizes of turnings ? not sure how to find it on here....thanks Dan

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    No real plans other than a sketch, but here's one I made a couple years ago. The main frame is two layers of birch plywood glued together, and the base is some scrap jarrah I had. I don't have it any more...it went with my old lathe when I sold it.

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    Your Jig is Simply Amazing!!!

    Vaughn,
    I got a new lathe for Christmas and I never touched one before. Could you please give me an idea of something I might be able to start with. Keeping in mind I only have a year or less to work with it. Thank you Vaughn, Joe

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