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    Steady Rest

    I have a walking stick project that is past due for my BILs mother. I tried to turn a couple 28" pieces of maple as a test run and realized pretty quickly that I needed a steady rest to get the job done. I started making this one about 5yrs ago, but never finished it. Can't believe I found the part I had started to be honest. All made from scrap oak ply and solid oak pieces for the "arms" that hold the wheels. The wheels came from a $2 set of inline skates I bought at a garage sale over 6yrs ago. Hope to give it a real test later this week.
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    That's a really nice looking rest, Jeff. I wouldn't be without mine.

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    Looks good. I really need one. Have one that has a broken part from an older model Grizzly lathe I think I can modify for my current lathe.
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    Looks very good! I think I need to build one as I start to work on longer projects.
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    I like that. It's a far cry better than the one I tried making some time back. I have one made by Grizzly for smaller diameter projects, which I used extensively when I made walking canes. But I do need one for larger projects. Good job there, Jeff.

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    Well done, should do the job!
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    nice. i have the wheels and its a project in my long list.

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    That ought to work great.
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