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    Newbe

    I made a steady rest and started some turns. That rest works very good.
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    way cool!
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    Nice work Gayle!

    What are the paddles for? I like the curves on the finished one, nice smooth transitions.

    The other trick I've found on long turnings like that is to keep the thicker side on the headstock end and only turn short sections to finish at a time starting from the tailstock (where short is some function of the relative size and thickness). That keeps a lot of the vibration to a minimum.

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    Welcome Gayle.

    That steady rest looks sturdy. I am sure it does a very good job of dampening the vibrations. What brand lathe is that?
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    That is a GREAT steady rest

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    Ryan
    The turns will finish up as Shoe Horns. Your trick is good to use heaver or thicker up by the head stock it helps a bunch. Thanks
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    The lathe is a Shop Smith.I got it from my father.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gayl Beals View Post
    The turns will finish up as Shoe Horns.
    Ah interesting, I wouldn't have guessed but once you point out out I can see that working alright. I don't think I've seen long ones like this before, but could certainly see the utility for folks who have trouble bending over as easy. Neat idea.

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    Nice work on both the shoe horns and the steady rest Gayl.
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    I like that steady rest. They come in real handy.

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