After using my new steady rest turning the travel mug, many viewer requested more information about the steady rest. So here we go.
It’s make from baltic birch plywood with layers glued together as necessary for thickness. The wheels came from a pair of roller blades I purchased at a local thrift store.
It works fine except I’d like to be able to more my tool rest closer when the steady is near the end of the workpiece. I think it can be much closer. But before I modify the base, I’d like your ideas.
I used 1/4 inch hardware. I will be doubling the nuts to prevent them from loosening.
I will appreciate all comments and suggestions for improvements. Thank you in advance.