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  • Getting ready to turn Pt. 2

    About to turn some longer spindles / legs for a prototype, going to need a little something called a lathe steady. This useful lathe accessory helps support longer lengths on the lathe, so they don't vibrate or chatter. There are many designs for lathe steadys out there, most are borrowed from metal working and seem a bit of overkill for woodwork, here is a much simpler version that works just as well:

    The inner edge that supports the turned piece is lined with some leather offcuts I had lying around. Works like a charm