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I have a special project that I was going to do, in a short while but life threw a curve. I needed a steady rest to safely make the urn, so I did a search of homemade ones/plans & who should pop up??? Dave Paine of course. ( thanks Dave!)
I modeled mine after the links he provided-- at this point aesthetics don't matter much, just looking for function. Had my local friend fashion a metal lock plate from my measurements $2 well spent. The rest was straightforward for me-- usually only need to see something to build it. Plywood for frame and Red Oak for staves, wheels courtesy of Goodwill--roller blade. Total cost around $30-- better'n $350!
This will fit my Nova 1624 and with a spacer will work on my 17 in Shopfox.
Dave H.
 

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Well, tried out the rest--- have to say that it's solid but...... In my exuberance, made it a little too big, and next one will have the center supports at different angles. Won't be a problem, since the closest thing to a spindle that I do are rolling pins.
Not hard to make, just the time involved.
Guess ill save this one for if I ever get a bigger lathe.
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Doc,
when I made mine, I used a single piece of 3/4" furn. grade plywood. No need to put the extra pieces in and prevent the arms from pivoting. Gives you a little more leeway in positioning the wheels. I originally made it for my 10" jet midi. Added a block to it for my 1642 jet. I've only needed it a couple of times. Once when I made a 24" peppermill, and the other time was when I made a baseball bat.
Mike Hawkins;)
 

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