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Steady Rest Illustrations by Mike Del Rizzo Steadyrest ExplodedIllustrations continue at end of article To achieve the very best results in your turning, vibration must be kept to a minimum.Vibration is problematic for any turning, but it is particularly problematic when turning long spindles, or hollowing out deep vessels.
To reduce vibration, you can build a support to hold the work you are turning.A steady rest is just such a support.It is an excellent accessory for reducing stock vibration.Extend the wheels all the way out, and you can support the outside of a vessel as large as 11" in diameter.
Turn the top wheel to face in the opposite direction, and you can support a spindle as small as ¼" diameter.There are several steady rests available commercially, but I like to make my own.Begin by making the three sliders.
Cut them to finished size from a piece of maple (or similar hardwood).Put them aside for later use.Next, make two identical rings (see illustration), using good quality plywood, Baltic birch or 'medium density overlay'.
Mark the entire layout on one piece of ¾" x 20" x 17" material.Make sure you include the 1" cut-out for the slider slot on your...