Yes, the rest has worked well for me. I don't use it much, though. The wheels on mine are 2" in diameter and that gives support for a 19/64", (0.2969) diameter work piece. I've heard of folks turning down the wheels to smaller diameters and even giving them a narrower profile at the contact point. A 1" diameter wheel will give support for a 5/32", (0.1562) diameter work piece or about half of what 2" wheels provide. Since the sealed bearings are 3/4" in diameter, you can't go much smaller than 1". I decided that difference wasn't enough to be worth the effort. If you notice the top roller arm on my rest is a tad longer than the two lower ones. I designed the rest so the top roller and arm could be reversed, or flipped over, and thus overlap the two lower ones. This gets me by any project thinner than 19/64". It worked fine when I was restoring a Boston rocker and had to turn a couple of replacement back splat spindles. They were 1/2" at the bottom and tapered to 1/4" at the top. The spindles were just over 24" long.
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