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Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Emiliano Achaval, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. Emiliano Achaval

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    I have noticed some threads about tool rests. I have well over a dozen tool rests. One of my favorites is the 7.5 in Robo rest made by our own prolific forum member @robo hippy I have all 3 Robo rests, the 7.5 is the medium size one. The tool rest is tilted, so you can get really close to the inside wall. It is so well designed that I'm amazed that as far as I know, it's the only one on the market with that feature. When I noticed that Robo had a video about it I thought it was overkill, but I watched and learned a few tricks! The bigger tool rest is perfect for my big calabashes, the small one I use for most of my cored bowls. I would definitely recommend a Robo rest, all 3 of them. You can't have enough toys, sorry, I meant tools
     

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  2. Lou Jacobs

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    Emiliano,
    Thanks for posting this. I’ve been starting to look for a new tool rest, and will order one from Reed as soon as I can determine which is the best fit for my lathe.
     
  3. Ricc Havens

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    I have been wanting a 7.5" medium rest since spring. His website says they were due back in stock In Early August. Yet still not available.
     
  4. odie

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    OK, what about that, Robo?

    I was curious about your 7.5" rest for 20+ in lathes, too
    (note: I have a 16" lathe, but would cut the post down to a specific length.)

    Question for you, Robo: What is the exact distance from the top of the hardened drill rod, to the bottom of the post on the 7.5" roborests for both the 16" and 20" Lathes? Thanks.

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  5. robo hippy

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    If it ain't one thing, it's another.... Computer ate my e-mail to the guy who makes them for me. I am expecting them any day. When new batch comes in, I will be having a going out of business sale. The business takes up too much of my fun time. Maybe Brent will start making them....

    Overall height of the 7.5 for 20 inch lathes is 7 1/4 inches. Support arm is 2 1/8 inches high, post is 5 3/16 or so.

    Moderators, if this is not an acceptable post from me, you can delete it...

    robo hippy
     
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  6. Ricc Havens

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    Robo, Please put my name on one since I have been wanting one since the spring!!

    Thanks
    Ricc
     
  7. odie

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    Ya......put me on that list, too please. :D

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  8. Paul Grenier

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    You can add my name to your going out of business sale when they become available.
     
  9. Ben Grefe

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    Robo, me too. Sorry to hear you’re giving it up, hopefully you can sell the product lineup to Brent.
     
  10. Lou Jacobs

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    As I said to you in a private email, I’d like one too, if you’ll still have enough to fill these orders.
    Lou
     
  11. Karl Best

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    +1. I've been keeping an eye on them as well.
     
  12. odie

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    Wow, I hope he purchased about 25 of them.......or else we might have to resort to a lottery! :D

    @robo hippy Give me the dimensions from top of the hardened rod, to the bottom of the 1" post for your 16" lathe version.

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  13. Tom McClellan

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    Glad I got my 7.5 medium for 16 inch earlier this year and can avoid this battle!
     
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  14. Emiliano Achaval

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    When you have a great product, word of mouth goes around fast! And I thought not too many guys knew about this great tool rest! Robo: Looks like you should not go out of business!!
     
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    Put me on list for one also please, I have the 20 inch Oneway lathe.
     
  16. Hugh

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    The tool rest that Robo Hippy makes looks good.
    Take a look at the one Brett makes also. It is a bit longer, but has a bend on one end.
    David Ellsworth told me about it when he was here a year ago. I got one. Nice tool rest.
    I have one of the old cast iron "S" tool rests that came with a used lathe......tried it and did not like it.
    I like the one that Brett makes as it will reach deep inside a big bowl.

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  17. Jim Woods

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    Robo, I would like to be on your list too, i have a Nova 1624-44
     
  18. odie

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    Jim.....Robo Rest for 16" lathes are available for purchase right now.

    https://www.robohippy.net/store/medium-75

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  19. Emiliano Achaval

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    I also have the Robust tool rest you are talking about. There is no comparison. Robo's one has a slight angle that gets you closer to the wall, the Robust does not. Robo's largest size is as big as the Robust.
     
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    I want a Robo Rest too!!!!!
     
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  21. John Walls

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    I think I want on your list too! 1" post for a PM3520C. Most my bowls are 12 inch and smaller, most around 6".
     
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    Hi Tom...... @robo hippy hasn't replied and must be busy. :(

    Can you give me the measurement from the top of the hardened drill rod, to the bottom of the tool post please? (7.5 medium for 16 inch lathe)

    Thanks

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  23. Tom McClellan

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    Odie: The total height from bottom of post to top of bar is 5 5/8". Post length is 3.5".

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  24. odie

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    Thank you, sir........I have a special need, and it looks like the robo rest made for the 20" lathe is the way I'll have to go on this.....:D

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  25. Mark Jundanian

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    Gee, at 3.5" I'm a little concerned that the post will be too short for the banjo on my Nova 1624. I'm thinking the post on the 20" would be too long.
     
  26. odie

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    Get the longer one, and cut it down to your specific requirements.......:D

    I've done this to a few of my tool rests.

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  27. Mark Jundanian

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    Actually this was an interesting excercise to do, especially since I wasn't actually shopping for a tool rest.

    The pin of the drive center is about 3 3/4" above the top of the banjo. The bottom edge of the set screw is about 1" further down. Add 1/2" to 1" to anchor the post and it come to an overall height from the top of the tool rest to the bottom of the post of between 5 1/4" and 5 3/4", so 5 5/8" is right on.

    Now come to look at the tool rests I have and they run a range. The shortest are my two Robust rests at 5" overall height (so just 1/4" below the set screw). The tallest are my Hannes "J" rests at 6" overall.
     
  28. robo hippy

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    Check the web site on Monday.

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  29. Joe Kaufman

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    Couldn't wait till Monday..........:)
     
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    Me neither. Thanks Robo!
     
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    Been wanting one of your roborests for my grinder platform for a while. Couldn't pass up a going out of business sale so got one. Thx.
     
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    Mines on order and paid for, hope it comes through.
     
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    Thank!!! s - couldn't wait until today and ordered last night!!
     
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    Thank you all for all of the support.

    robo hippy
     
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    Very generous of you to add the sale - also purchased a few items. Good luck and hopefully somebody will make your designs in the future.
     
  36. Chris Edwards

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    Got mine this morning, many thanks

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    And two hours later the bowl turned into a flying saucer and scattered debris over 900sqft, still haven't found all of it.

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    Rookie mistake, forget to check the tightness of my chuck.
     
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  37. odie

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    Wow......something like that will make you learn really fast! :D Glad you are OK.

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    Makes you grind you teeth at the amount of time put into it before got scattered all over the shop!
     
  39. Tom De Winter

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    What’s the diameter of the top bar and thickness of the support under it?
     
  40. Chris Edwards

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    The bar is 5/16” and the plate is 1/4”.
     

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