Two Steady Rests
Two steady rests is article about Turning bookmarked by clifford with ID 13407763820 was uploaded on 06-04-2019 and has been viewed 403,675 times.
The homemade stabilizer device shown above allows me to turn four-poster beds and architectural columns on my 9-ft.lathe.The stabilizer eliminates the whipping and vibrating that accompany long-stock turning.
The brace bolts to the lathe bed at about the midway point.A long upward-pointing handle is hinged to move the cast-aluminum stabilizer back and forth so it can ride against the stock.The stabilizer has several different diameters to fit different-sized turnings.
The aluminum, coated with a little beeswax where it rubs, effectively carries away the heat.The brace adjusts against the stock through a spring-loaded device that moves an old file against a stack of hacksaw blades...