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Amazing Steady Rest Type 2 - 12 inch/10 inch

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Amazing Steady Rest Type 2 - 12 inch/10 inch 

I have completely redesigned the Steady Rest with features not found at this price range.

You need a steady rest if you turn long thin spindles or hollow taller vessels. You can't use the tailstock during hollowing and the piece is prone to being pulled off-center if the chuck slips even a little bit. Steady rests prevent that.

Using a steady rest eliminated most all vibration and chatter on thin spindles. When the wall on a bowl gets thin it tends to vibrate and rough cuts are the result. A steady can eliminate that vibration and give a much better finish cut. With taller vessels further away from the chuck, the more leverage works against you and the more likely you are to pull the vessel off-center. It doesn't take much to make a huge difference in concentricity.

  • I have re-designed these steady rests for strength and accessibility.
  • They open completely by removing one bolt and loosening another.
  • All adjustments are toolless.
  • The bases are all 80/20 extruded aluminum, are 1 inch thick and 3 inches wide with multiple channels to mount accessories.
  • The wheels are all equipped with dual ABEC7 bearings.
  • If you turn a lot replacement wheels are widely available for $5 to $9 each including new bearings.
  • 3 Sizes are available to fit most size wood lathes up to 20" - (10/12, 14/16, 18,20) 

 

 

 

 

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