Turning Archive 2006

Some Really Nice Tool Rests (pics)

Bill Grumbine (Kutztown PA)
>Greetings all

It has been a while since I posted any pics of anything, and these beauties just arrived, so I thought I would post some pictures of them.

I have really be enjoying my Vega bowl lathe, but it needed a couple more tool rests to maximize its potential. So, I emailed Randy at monster-wood-tool.com and ordered up a couple of his tool rests.

This is the 12" straight rest. I ordered it with a 4"/8" offset for those occasions when I want that long reach into the bottom of a bowl. The post is 1 1/4" for the Vega and the rest itself is 1" in diameter.

This is the bowl rest. It is fairly close in radius to the BWT curved rest that I have on the Poolewood, but it is a lot heavier at 1" in diameter compared to 3/4".

I haven't had a chance to take them for a spin (so to speak), but they look like they are going to be real nice in use.


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