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Michael Borg

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Lathe Steady
« on: December 11, 2011, 08:11:04 pm »

The Lathe Steady I made for my son Marc's Rikon mini lathe.
Made for 2 layers of 1/2" MDF for the body, 1/2" MDF for the spokes, and 3 layers of white oak for the platform.
The wheels came off an old pair of inline skates the I don't use any more

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Re: Lathe Steady
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 08:16:55 pm »
 ;D Excellent Work Michael... Your son you love this new jig!!
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Re: Lathe Steady
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 09:37:03 am »
I've seen lots of homemade and commercial steady rests but none, until now, that would merit the term Work of Art!  Simply awesome.  Looks loke it would outperfom the $150.00 one I bought recently  >:(

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Re: Lathe Steady
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 11:46:39 am »
Walshjp17. Wow Thanks for the complement on the lathe steady. This is the best looking jig I have made so far and you saying that it looks like a work of art, Wow.  Thank you

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Re: Lathe Steady
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 05:52:20 pm »
WOW!!!! Beautiful job!
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Re: Lathe Steady
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 06:13:37 pm »
Thanks Dennysch

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Re: Lathe Steady
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 04:38:27 pm »
Outstanding work, now I have to try to duplicate this one

I love it

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Re: Lathe Steady
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 05:09:04 pm »
Thank you Jeff. Im working on a set of Sketch up plans for the lathe steady. I will let everyone know when I finish.