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Steady Rests

A Steady Rests is wood turning jig which is used to hold the wood from vibrating or moving while you\'re turning it. When used with spindles, they help to stop vibration while making long and/or thin spindles. When used with bowls, they help to turn the inside of very thin bowls. When used with hollow forms, they help hold the vessel while hollowing the interior.


Make a String Steady Rest by Rick Hutcheson New Woodturning Articles by Rick Hutcheson




Make your own Steady Rest by Phil Bristow New Woodturning Articles by Phil Bristow

In this photo tutorial, Phil shows all the dimensions and explains all the steps necessary to make your own steady rest. The results are quite nice and a steady rest is very valuable when turning a hollow vessels or any long spindle!

Make your own 3-wheeled Steady Rest by Phil Bristow New Woodturning Articles by Phil Bristow

In this short photo article, Phil shows us how he made a plywood and hardwood steady rest for his Nova lathe. Phil provides a one-sheet diagram which you can blow us for your pattern or resize if you have a different swing on your lathe.

Phil uses an "h-shaped" component to keep the steady rest aligned with the bed of the lathe and this is a nice touch that you might want to consider if you're planning on making your own steady rest.

How To Make A Spindle Steady Rest by Ted Monk New Woodturning Articles by Ted Monk

As turner Ted Monk prepared to turn a cane, it realized that he needed to have some way to steady his turning blank. So, he built himself a steady rest and turned that project into a photo tutorial which would help you to do the same thing.

Ted also provides a list of materials which will help you get started in gathering all the materials to complete the project.

And at the end of the article, you'll get to see Ted with his finished and very nice looking cane!

MagSteady - A Two Wheeled Steady by David Reed Smith




Making a Steady Rest by Herman de Vries




Plans for building a Steady Rest for a 10 Mini Lathe by Tom Crosby




Shop built Steady Rests for Thin Turning by Tom Enloe




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