Bowl Steady Rest plans?

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  1. Bruce McElhaney

    Bruce McElhaney

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    Does anyone have plans for a Bowl Steady Rest? Looking for a design similar to the Oneway's with three skateboard wheels on adjustable arms, but made from plywood. Seem like I saw one here last year but can't find it now. :eek:

    Thanks, Bruce
     
  2. Dr_dewey

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    Made one meself without plans. Basically, a large circle of plywood with three arms (also plywood) and rollerblade wheels on the ends. In retrospect, would have made one side or the bottom hinged so's I can put it on with the piece on the lathe. Only other suggestion is to use thick plywood and to use multiple bolts and wingnuts to hold each arm.

    Dietrich
     
  4. Bruce McElhaney

    Bruce McElhaney

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    Steady rest.

    Thanks guys. I appreciate your quick response. Dominic's verison is the one I saw a while back. I like his design as it looks like it can be used for both spindles and bowls.

    Bruce McElhaney
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  5. Norm Smith

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    I built a steady rest from a plan that Herman deVries posted on another web site. It is a very solid piece of equipment. I think (hope) that I have added two pictures of it to this post.
    Good luck
    Norm
     
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  6. waltc

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    Can't see 'em

    I don't think your pictures came through, and I would like to see it!

    Walt C
     
  7. Norm Smith

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    Sorry Walt, I spent 45 minutes trying to figure this thing out on how to add an attachment. I thought that I had added them twice but you can see the results. I am embarrised I can email them to you if you like.
    Norm
     
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