79 - Slant Front Tool Cart, страница 7
Va" x 3" HEX BOLT
Skate Rollers for your Steady Rest
LENGTH SIZED TO FIT YOUR LATHE
I built the lathe steady rest from Issue No. 43 and really-like how the rest adjusted itself as the workpiece was turned. To make the steady rest run smoother and to protect the workpiece even more, I modified the rest.
To do this, I replaced the ball bearings with a set of inline skate wheels, like you see in the photo below. The rest now runs even quieter. And I never need to worry about marring the wood.
Since the inline skate wheels are quite a bit larger than the ball bearings, you'll need to change the length of the rest foot to fit your particular lathe. The drawing at right will guide you in constructing the steady rest if you don't have access to the original plan.
Guy Gerrard Orlando, Florida
Changeable insert Auxiliary Fence
When cutting rabbets on a table saw, I always clamp on an auxiliary fence. The problem is the clamps always seem to be in the way and the fence eventually gets all chewed up. So I made a permanant auxiliary fence with replaceable inserts (see drawing at right).
I used 3/4" melamine to make the fence so materials can easily slide along its smooth surface. Near the location of the saw blade, I made two 45° cuts to form the replaceable inserts. I left one insert solid and then cut OLit another insert to serve as a sacrificial fence.
Now whenever I need to change my fence set up, all I need
to do is to lift out one of the inserts and slide the other in place. One insert is always on the fence and since the other insert is small,
there is never any problem finding a place to store it.
William Alters Fairbom, Ohio