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ShimmystepAnyone know of an alternative maker for a tool rest to the one sherline sell for their lathe? Which I think is very expensive personally.
Thanks Jerry, looks like a very good solution, I'll keep my eye open for a used flip over.Shimmystep
Actually mounting a typical WW watchmakers lathe rest to a Sherline Lathe would probably be the least expensive and require the least amount of effort.
All that is required is a bridge across the bottom of the bed, two "T" bolts and knurled mounting nuts per the first attached photo.
The second photo shows the assembly mounted on a typical rest.
WefalckA bit off topic: I would find the normal position of the Sherline on the bench a bit low for graver work, unless, perhaps, you put it very close to the edge of the bench ...
Yes, I always wondered, why they sell the T-rest for the Sherline at such horrendous price. What is so special about it.
My "boxed in comment" was in reference to using a graver on the Sherline lathe or any small machine tool lathe for that matter.Thanks for the input gents.
I turned a new brass knob for a regulator movement bracket on the sherline a few weeks back and found the same 'boxed in' feeling, though what didn't help this was I using the tool post and a tempered piece of stock.
I did the major material removal on the Sherline and fine finished it on the Lorch. Not wanting to put the pressure caused by more aggressive material removal on the cones bearings of the Lorch.
My "boxed in comment" was in reference to using a graver on the Sherline lathe or any small machine tool lathe for that matter.