Lathe Steady Rest
Lathe steady rest is post about Turning bookmarked by ted with ID 1718499184 was uploaded on 22-01-2019 and has been viewed 152,055 times.
This shopmade steady rest can be set up to support the middle of a long, thin spindle, or it can be used as a tailstock for center-boring.Derived from a metalworkers' steady, the rest consists of a rigid plywood upright, three adjustable hardwood bearing blocks, and a base that locks in place on the lathe bed.
The bearing blocks adjust by means of 3/16-in.eyebolts threaded through tapped right-angle braces scr*w*d to the upright.Each bearing block slides between two guide blocks and locks in place with a wing nut.
Apply beeswax to the bearing blocks for ease of adjustment and to reduce friction on the workpiece.Of course, the base arrangement depends on your particular lathe...