So there I was, merrily turning away on the other piece of apple. The tool rest was slipping a little, so I stopped and tightened it a little bit. Kept going, life was good. Suddenly, THUNK!
Yes, that used to be the base of my toolrest. Darn! So, what are my options (and why do they make these things out of cast iron???) Should I just order a new one from Grizzly? Or are there aftermarket rests out there?