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Oct 30th, 2005 at 3:41pm
 
I need to get hold of a steady rest for some spindle work that I am attempting to do.  The pieces have very long, thin stems that begin to whip so much that I can't turn them.  I am aware of the Dominic Greco article for building one, downloaded from WoodCentral, but it doesn't give enough construction detail for me.  And there is supposed to be a set of plans in some issue of American Woodworker, but it doesn't want to come up on their site.  I would be happy to buy one if the price were right.  I have checked Craft Supply as well as Woodcraft.  Any ideas would be appreciated. 

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Reply #1 - Oct 30th, 2005 at 4:02pm
 
Jim, I'll send you the plans that I have. It can be made very easily, or you can get carried away. Both ways give about the same results. You could turn your own wooden wheels, and glue a rubber or neoprene boot on them, or use roller blade wheels.

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Reply #2 - Oct 30th, 2005 at 6:02pm
 
Hey Gil would it be possible to get those directions from you as well Smiley

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Re: steady rest for spindle work
Reply #3 - Oct 30th, 2005 at 6:59pm
 
Gill, just post them as "Project Plans"

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Reply #4 - Oct 30th, 2005 at 7:58pm
 
If Gil's plans aren't what you need, I've got both detail plans that Dominic Greco sent me, suitable for his Jet 1642,  and a copy of the American Woodworker article available.  I had always seen references to that article, but could never find it either.  I finally found a guy in Texas who had a copy and graciously passed it along.
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Reply #5 - Oct 30th, 2005 at 8:04pm
 
The info I sent to Jim [The Kid] is on the way to you guys as we speak.
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Reply #6 - Oct 30th, 2005 at 8:09pm
 
Rick, I would love to have a copy of that American Woodworker article in issue 84, pages 110-114, and those other detailed plans, if you do not mind. My email address is in my profile.
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Reply #7 - Oct 31st, 2005 at 5:13am
 
Rick, I would very much appreciate your sending me the American Woodworker article as I am sure that it has all of the demensions, etc.  I will be more than glad to cover any costs incurred in sending it.  Or could you just scan it to my email address (jcmaloney@hotmail.com)?  Thanks in advance. 

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Reply #8 - Oct 31st, 2005 at 5:15am
 
Hey Gil, great idea re:  make the wheels and put on some "tires."  Especially helpful for here as there is not a big market for used inline skate wheels...

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Reply #9 - Nov 2nd, 2005 at 8:45pm
 
Any chance of getting those plans for the steady rest? I've got a few extra wheels....
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Reply #10 - Nov 3rd, 2005 at 11:59am
 
u-dog, I've sent Gil and Jim the plans.  I'll shoot them to you also.  Look for e-mails this afternoon/evening.
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Reply #11 - Nov 3rd, 2005 at 4:46pm
 
You are a "good old boy", Rick, may your top spin long and true. Grin
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Reply #12 - Nov 3rd, 2005 at 8:39pm
 
Thanks,

I've got them, but I didn't have a chance to look at them yet. Gotta finish painting this kitchen for the lovely wife  Kiss...

And the new lathe sits there...

Waaahhh... Cry
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