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Art Ransom
 
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Commercial tool rests are ####. Even if you don't have a welder or metal
cut off saw it is easy to make your own. Actually cheaper to buy a cutoff
saw and steel and make your own than buy the commercial ####. Any muffler
shop can do the welding.
See http://www.turningaround.org/ToolRest.htm

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Those are some fine tool rests, but I don't need another hobby... I'd rather
spend my tool $ on *wood* working equipment.

Cheers,

Steve

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Commercial tool rests are ####. Even if you don't have a welder or metal
cut off saw it is easy to make your own. Actually cheaper to buy a cutoff
saw and steel and make your own than buy the commercial ####. Any muffler
shop can do the welding.
See http://www.turningaround.org/ToolRest.htm

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Art Ransom
Lancaster , Texas

www.turningaround.org




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"Art Ransom" wrote in message
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Commercial tool rests are ####. Even if you don't have a welder or metal
cut off saw it is easy to make your own. Actually cheaper to buy a cutoff
saw and steel and make your own than buy the commercial ####. Any muffler
shop can do the welding.
See http://www.turningaround.org/ToolRest.htm


You'll excuse we fans of cast iron old style if we disagree, of course.


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Art,
thanks for the construction notes and pics. I have been suffering the
stock (cast iron) rest on my Delta midi for a couple of years now. Was
thinking about somehow attaching some HSS rod, which I already have, to
the top edge, don't know, can be welded? What is the hardness
comparison of cast iron to cold rolled steel? I've been having to file
the old cast iron every few days, even without having had a catch.

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wrote: (clip) Was thinking about somehow attaching
some HSS rod, which I already have, to the top edge, don't know, can be
welded? What is the hardness comparison of cast iron to cold rolled steel?
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
It's pretty easy to tack weld steel to cast iron, using nickel rod. I don't
have the numbers, but your HSS will be very much harder than the cast iron.
It will not nick easily. You may not have to file it any more. But, if it
ever does get nicked, the filing will be much more difficult.


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