Turning Archive 2006
Bill Grumbine (Kutztown PA)
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.