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Ged Meager03/09/2009 22:41:53
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I have a cl 3 Record lathe and have got to turn 4 thin legs can anybody recomend a cetre steady that would fit a record lathe thanks woodturner ged.

Edited By Ged Meager on 03/09/2009 22:42:49

Sparky03/09/2009 23:51:47
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What size are they?
You maybe able to get away without a steady if you cup the leg in the middle with your hand when turning around that area.
dennis wake03/09/2009 23:52:05
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hi  Ged
  have you looked in the turners retreat they had a center stedy on ther web site.
Dave Atkinson04/09/2009 11:10:17
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I'd start at the tailstock end and then use my hand to keep it from oscillating.
Cheers dave 
Ged Meager04/09/2009 15:48:01
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I have managed to turn one leg . Snapped two     Difficult to use my hand to cut down the oscilating as I'n a disabled turner due to a severe stroke Rt handed, Lt hand near useless but thanks for you comments will try yurners retreat .Thanks guys always value you advice GED
Ron Davis04/09/2009 20:26:07
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There was aplan to make one in GW recently. I keep meaning to make one, I have rollerskate wheels in the cupboard for years!
Ged Meager07/09/2009 22:49:18
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Thanks Ron I ha the last 4years worth of GWW  if you could give me some idea of the one with the plans in I would be very grateful your WOODTURNER GED
Vaughn08/09/2009 13:03:36
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Hi Ged. look in the january 2009 issue of the woodworker, page 60.
Ron Davis08/09/2009 19:53:22
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Cheers Vaughn saved me having to look
George Arnold08/09/2009 19:58:52
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A cheap steady can be made from a piece of hard wood, cut a v at the center height of the lathe ad attach it to the bed or toolrest. apply candle wax as a lubricant.
Ged Meager15/09/2009 22:46:14
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Thanks for all your help and ideas guys but good old Axminster came to the rescue  with one that cost about 35 quid I think it was any way its fitted it works and all four legs ha ve been turn successfully GED
Sparky16/09/2009 13:25:18
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Nice one Ged,
Dont forget those images in your album
Alan T.16/09/2009 19:40:04
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Hello Ged,
                    I'd like to see that too. Photos please.    Cheers   Alan  T.
Ron Davis16/09/2009 19:42:21
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Thanks George, why didn't I think of that
Ged Meager06/10/2009 22:34:44
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Thanks guys I will post an album as soon as I can save enough pennies to buy a camera will have to be after the election Mr Cameron want to stop my didsability  allowance. unfortunately stroke damage is permanent Mr Cameron.But I'm still trying making a bookcase at present should finish it next week bit of luck love to all you woodies keep up the good work its not just a hobby but thegreatest therapy thyere is in my opinion  GED

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