Uh oh… I bought a lathe today, since I’ve been taking too darn long to design my “MPCNC Lathe Edition”. I lost a tip on my break cue last week and wanted to be able to clean up the new tip, so lathe time! This guy is pretty simple, it’s an old Craftsman 12" Wood Lathe that has actually never been used. Looks like almost all parts are there and he swears he’ll be able to find the cutting tools.
Anyway, it comes with an add-on four jaw chuck that I can use to hold the shaft, but I really need a steady rest to hold the tip end centered while I shave away the excess glue and tip sides, then polish and shape. I can’t just push the tip up against the live center after all. A quick search on Thingiverse doesn’t come up with anything that looks workable. Anyway, it looks like RMWoodCo makes something like what I think I want, for about triple the cost of the lathe:
Anyone with actual CAD skills want to mock one up that I can cut out on my MPCNC? It looks like skateboard wheels, but I need to pull the center down to 10-12mm, so they might be too big. Our 608 bearings might work, especially with a rubber band glued to the outside to give a little give. Even better would to tweak the design so when you moved one leg the other two would move with it…