dusty wrote:I have looked at your post. Seems to be a neat solution.
Is it adjustable or is this a specialized jig?
Do you clamp it to the ways?
This is not a specialized jig, it started as a Delta Lathe Steady Rest. I posted the design elsewhere on the forum. I had to enlarge the dimensions and find a different way to attach it to the upper tubes. I previously also posted an adapter to allow other Delta Lathe accessories to mount on the Shopsmith, I reused this to attach this accessory.
The four dadoes hold four t-tracks that slide on T-bolts. 2 3/4" in-line skate wheels screw into the ends of the T-Track and secure the work from all four sides. It is designed to hold long work in a chuck on one end and allow work to be done of the other end, either drilling into the end or hollowing. The Shopsmith Steady Rest is used to steady long rods to prevent flexing but does not support the work all around.
If people want I can put all the pieces together in a single post in the next week (or so) with pictures of the completed project.
A 1982 500 Shopsmith brand upgraded to a Mark 7 PowerPro, Jointer, Bandsaw (with Kreg fence), Strip Sander, Ring Master and lots of accessories all purchased new
12" Sliding Compound Mitre Saw, 1200 CFM DC