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11-13-2004, 10:23 AM
Need steady rest for 10" Rockwell lathe. Does
anyone have information on kits or picture of "home made" steady rest? Thanks. Cody.

Fred White
11-13-2004, 11:44 AM
Transfer the concept shown in the following link from wood to metal...


( search Google.com for "steady rest plans" for more items )

11-14-2004, 04:02 PM

I built a steady rest for my 10" Clausing. I cut it out of a piece of 1" steel plate. It has a capacity of about 3.25". I have a sketch around here somewhere for it.

Andy Pullen

Clausing 10x24, SBL 14.5x24, Sheldon 12" shaper, B'port

11-14-2004, 05:42 PM
These guys sell a steady rest kit of castings that you machine to fit for your lathe. They have some other useful tooling kits also, such as a 5C collet chuck.


Paul T.

11-14-2004, 05:47 PM
Hey Cody. How do you like your Rockwell? I've been working so much lately I haven't had time to get mine running. I'm sort of having buyers remorse because some other machines of the same size have popped up lately. I think I'm gonna really like the variable speed on the Rockwell.
Mines a cabinet model.

Hoffman in Warner Robins Ga

11-14-2004, 06:22 PM
This lathe sounds the same as yours. Has taper attachment. Was missing the feed/speed tag.
Called a guy in TX who was parting out the same lathe on ebay. Sold us the entire quickchange for 25.00 +15 shipping. Replaced bad belts with twist flex. How do I like it? Fine. My buddy paid 500.00 for it and I am helping fix it up. I would trade my 10" Atlas for one! Would prefer 11"-12" Craftsman or R'well. They look beefier. Thanks for you interest/help all. Cody