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Designed by Mr. G.H. Thomas and described in the M.E. February 1977.
It is often preferable to use a hand turning rest, if only to finish a component. Thus the change from using the compound slide to a hand rest should be quick and efficient. In this design the one handle serves not only to lock the casting to the Myford Series 7 lathe bed but also to lock the tool rest. The complete rest can be fitted or removed from the lathe in a matter of seconds.
Three castings are supplied, the lower or base casting in aluminium, so as not to mark the lathe bed, the other two in cast iron. Fasteners, springs, all steel sections together with drawings and construction notes are included with the kit. You'll need a No. 505 Woodruff cutter, if you don't have one already.