Cup Style Drive Center MT#2
The Robust cup style drive center is perfect for safely driving spindles and small bowls. If you get a catch, the wood just spins on the center. Like our Live Center, the tip is adjustable and it is threaded ¾-10 for any accessories you may want to add. For driving larger work, add the Bowl Drive.
Steady Rest$ 100.00 – $ 645.00
Bowl and Vessel Steady Rest
Steady rests are used to support large diameter bowls and hollow vessels when working on the interior. They are also used to support long spindles. Long hollow forms especially need the support of a quality steady rest.
We manufacture steady rests to fit five sizes of lathes: 14", 16", 20", 24" and 25". 16-25" steady rests are constructed from a rigid tubular steel ring. 14" steady rests are made from laser cut steel. All the wheels are heavy duty & industrial quality, not roller skate wheels.
Upon request, we will orient the three arm 16-25" steady rests for better laser access. We can also equip these steady rests with four evenly spaced arms.
Steady rests are made to order. You need to specify which lathe you have when ordering so that we can install the correct tenon to fit your ways. Click here for Robust Steady Rest Tips.
4” Low Profile Rest Standard Post$ 49.00 Add to cartDetails
For 18 – 25” Lathe with 1″ diameter post$ 44.00 – $ 98.00If you have a 18-25” lathe such as the Robust American Beauty, Powermatic 3520 or 4224, Jet 1840, Oneway 24”, Vicmarc VL 300 from Craft Supplies USA, General 20”, Rikon 20”, Woodfast 20” EXCEPTIONS: Some imports, notably the Grizzly 0766 and G0800 have very short banjos. You will need to special order extra-long post toolrests to fit these lathes. Please see “Toolrest Dimensions” to see if our rests will work. If you need extra-long posts, please see “Metrics and Specials”. 25MM POST WARNING: Certain Grizzly, Laguna and other imported lathes may use 25mm posts which are slightly smaller than 1”. THESE WILL NOT WORK. PLEASE MEASURE YOUR POSTS BEFORE ORDERING. FYI: 25mm = .984”, and 1” = 25.4mm. 25mm posts are available special order. NOTE: For the Oneway 20” lathes, only the Low Profile style rests and 9” J-rest will fit.View productsDetails
Live and Drive Centers$ 19.00 – $ 158.00
Robust Live CenterThe Robust cup style drive center is perfect for safely driving spindles and small bowls. If you get a catch, the wood just spins on the center. Like our Live Center, the tip is adjustable and it is threaded ¾-10 for any accessories you may want to add. The Bowl Drive threads onto the cup center and provides more surface area for driving larger work. When properly seated in the wood, the ring center allows the wood to spin if you get a catch. If you think you need a little more bite, you can file a few small notches in the ring. Jointly developed with noted turner Alan Lacer, the Robust ring style drives are based on German and Japanese style drives that have been used for centuries. If you never tried a ring style drive before, you will be pleasantly surprised by how well they work.