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Shop Update for 4/14/17: Chairmaker’s Lathe Tool Rest

a few months ago

Chair and Table Legs Made Easier with a Long Tool Rest

Turning flowing curves and long cylinders and tapered legs is much more difficult when you have to stop mid curve and move the tool rest. Inevitably you have to clean up little bumps and hiccups in the curve where you try to pick up the curve again. After seeing “real” turners and chairmakers use long 20-30″ long tool rest to great effect, I decided to stop stalling and make one for my own lathes.

And hey, metalworking! I guess I am a Maker after all!

More Treadle Lathe Stuff?

Just about all the projects you tackle have a dado of some shape in them. Here are a few suggestions:

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