Last day for fun before i go back to work so i thought i would try out the steady rest i had built (see below). It worked fairly well with a bit of a wobble when i started using it.......put it on and hand screwed the bottom wheels to the bowl and then tighten it up....then lowered the top wheel and snugged it down lightly and tighten it up......I think the bowl was a little out of round but not sure (i did not take it out of the chuck)....except the wobble it seemed to work well and i finished the small vase below...
Ok problems i ran into were the wobble and i did tighten it up more and snugged it more but didnt help....loosen it back up a bit as i began to get some stress cracks ....very mild but i thought it may be from the tension
Any thoughts on this ??
Then sanded it with 100 grit and put several coats of lemon oil inside and out and will have to wait until it drys out a bit and i have some time off to finish it.
The other bowl in the picture labled Tennon was just a bowl out of some wood i had but the tennon broke on it...it was a soft light kind of wood...............any thoughts on reparing to finish ???
or should i just flatten it and put a glue block on it ???
I forgot the website but someone made a really nice steady rest out of steel with wheels but i cant find it........i may try to make another one out of steel............
Anyway.......fun to write and share this stuff..........Thanks Dan