Turning Archive

Subject:
Re: Repairing Robust Tool Rest

John K Jordan
I have five of those and so far they've been good. I haven't tried dropping one...

If I wanted to try to fix one myself instead of getting it replaced, I'd probably clean off all the epoxy, clamp the rod firmly in place, then use the TIG welder to tack quickly very close to each end. I might put a wet cloth on the center to keep it cool. A small tack will not generate much heat so I would suspect any loss of hardness would be confined to the ends which don't get as much use/abuse. Then make an epoxy filet with JB Weld. Of course, I don't know if this will work.

But I suspect they will replace it if you ask.

JKJ

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