Turning Archive 2004
>I built a bowl steady for my Jet Mini, and as many of you have heard me drone on about, I find it essential for the segmented bowls that I normally turn. This steady rest has a capacity of 10" in diameter.
Now that I have a new lathe with a much larger capacity, I need to build a bigger bowl steady. Though this lathe has a capacity of 24" over the banjo and 26" over the bed, I an not sure that I would ever build a segmented bowl over 14" in diameter.
I would like the opinions of the assembled masses here - What capacity should I build the steady rest for?