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Thread: Gettin Lazy - need the thread on bowl support jig

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    Gettin Lazy - need the thread on bowl support jig

    I'm pretty sure there was a thread on a support for a vase or tall bowl, but can't remember where. Got a vase that's too tall and will blow up without it.

    I got the Wheels, but need the spec's on the frame, etc.

    Thanks,

    Bruce
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    If you mean a steady rest here is the one I want to build. It is out of wood.

    http://azwoodturners.org/SteadyRest.pdf

    This might be more for spindle turning though.
    Last edited by Paul Douglass; 07-29-2010 at 03:27 AM.

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    Thanks Paul. That's it.

    Now, All I have to do is get to work on it, along with all my other projects.

    Bruce
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    Bruce,
    If you don't already have wheels for this check your local Goodwill, I bought a pair of inline skates for $3.00 when I built mine. They didn't look like the wheels had ever seen a sidewalk.

    I built the support bars double ended with the wheels on one end and 1" diameter sealed ball bearings on the other end. with the smaller bearings you can support smaller diameter turnings like thin spindles and such.

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    Bruce I even got lazier. I bought one from Jeff Nicol of Wooden Nicol. Good price. I built one but it just didn't meet my needs. Always interfered with my laser on my hollowing outfit. This one won't.
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    Dan,that is a very good idea, thanks. I stole my wheels from one of my grandson's skate boards. He has so many he doesn't even realize it.

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    thanks, all, for the information.

    Bruce
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