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    Tool rest question

    OK folks,
    the LOML has totally ignored my wood magazines with the buy this notations in them: 'N' for Ned for the 'tools I want someday',and C for 'Christmas Hint' (I even marked that on the cover so she didn't have to decode it ) tools that I'd like and 'if you're looking to buy me something this would do'.

    She asked me last night what I'd like to have. And while I brought her the catalogs, she asked what I Really wanted.

    Hmmmm.

    Any of you know where I can get a decent and Inexpensive straight round bar replacement tool rest for my midi?
    -Ned

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    Lee Valley sells this one.....

    >> LINK <<

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    Stu,
    that's better than the $40 one at woodcraft, thanks!
    -Ned

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    I don't remember the price now, but I got a set of 3 for my Jet1014 after I broke the original... I think I got a 6, 9 & 12 inch bar.... they work great.
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    Local welding shop makes mine for $10.00. That's their shop minimum. They would probably make two for the same price.
    Do you know anybody with a welder?
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    Ned, I don't have any of them, but PSI has a few optioins...

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    Ned here is 3 I had built by my local welder for $25. Good as the ones I bought if not better.
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    Randy at Monster Lathe Tools makes this one for minis.

    And if you're not locked into the big round bar, Robust makes their Comfort rests for mini lathes, too.
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