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    Woodturning tool rest, medium and small size

    You know what ?
    I have a brand new wood lathe !
    It has much more capacity compared to my old Chinese one.
    So it is an opportunity to build plenty of new tools, especially the tool rests and steady rest I had will have to be re-done or adapted because it is no more compatible.
    This one has a 30 mm diameter post for the tool rest (this is quite big), so here is a series of new tool rests.

    First I present a couple of standard shape rests. The only one delivered with the lathe is 350mm wide (huge), so I made a 200 mm and a 150 mm for smaller pieces.

    The build is rather straight forward, the post is trued on the metal lathe for the bottom side, and the other side is cut at 45 with a big angle grinder. One cut makes two posts at 45, it's the reason why I made two of them. The top piece is a big piece of flat steel, cut at 45 and MIG welded.
    (My weld is quite hugly, I know ... )

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    kbalch (Jul 7, 2015), Paul Jones (Jul 10, 2015), Workshopshed (Jul 13, 2015)

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    Thanks Christophe! I've added your Woodturning Tool Rests to our Lathe Accessories category, as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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    New toy .. Congratulations Chistophe.

    Sorry my mistakes in english.
    to share your tip >>> <<<

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    You're on a roll with these rests Christophe. Looking forward to seeing more of your lathe tooling.


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