Wheels for a Steady Rest
I mostly do spindle turning for furniture. To support small work, I made a steady rest, shown in the attached pixs, using in-line skate wheels.
My problem is that if I try to support anything smaller than about 1/2" I can't bring the wheels in close enough - the wheels hit before they touch the spindle.
To fix this, I need smaller wheels but I don't know what to use. Any ideas?
I'd probably need really small rubber wheels, maybe an inch in diameter, to be able to support really small things. I thought about roller things, but it's generally better to have the wheels with a small footprint on the spindle so you can work all of the spindle except for the small footprint of the wheels.
All suggestions appreciated. Maybe this problem has already been solved in lathe land.
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