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I have been hunting for a small tool rest for my Record/Coronet for some time now, initially anything shorter than the 'normal' but latterly I have been eyeing up the lovely small curved items associated with the Union Graduate as bowl rests, and wondering if such things exist with 3/4" stems?

Aware of the RS range of tool posts/rests but wondered if I am missing anything obvious that might help me track down something suitable on the SH market?

Thanks in advance...

I should also mention I have the standard tubular 'bowl rest' but it's both rough and ready (dented!) and still too big for what I want - chopping it up is one option I have considered; but discounted.
 

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Hi Jumps,
Have you thought of making your own based around a RS toolpost (the cheap bit)?

Maybe not the cheapest solution for the first one but after that...

You'd need a set of M12 x 1.25 taps
http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalogue/Cutting-Tools/Taps/Serial-Taps---Metric-BSW-BSF
and a 10.8 mm tapping drill
http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalogue/Cutting-Tools/Twist-Drills/Drill-Bits---Cobalt

...but they're a once-only purchase and then you can make as many rests as you like. If you buy a new lathe you can just replace the toolposts with ones to suit the new lathe's toolpost diameter.

I've made straight and curved rests & hollowing gates using rolled steel bar from Homebase/B&Q and also bits of scrap steel & stainless.

HTH
Jon
 

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Jonzjob":1b0ty2w8 said:
"takes two hands and a lot of patience to move it" ?

Up and down? Swivel? If that's so then a little sanding on the verticle shaft should sort it?

Mine is no different to the full size jobbie :?
I've tried sanding it a few times - must have another go.
 

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thank you all for taking the time to comment.

I think Jon has convinved me that the solution for me is to go along the route of buy a post and go into the production of the tops, as required.

If it had just been the short rest then the small RP one would have done - not sure how I missed that it was still available; but I had.
 

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