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Greetings! The GM5-5U is what most would call a woodturning steady rest. It will hold a spindle or hollowing project still whilst still allowing it to turn. The design grew from a real lack of products available. Please explore the site to see what it is all about, and return here if you would wish to make a purchase. Happy turning, and happy shopping!

Please contact us here to make a purchase. A link to our store will be provided and the payment made via Paypal. See details further down the page.

GM5.5U Steady rest


 Frame materialPrime FFC oak hardwood
Lathe swing diameter suitability 280mm - 405mm
WheelsNon marking polyurethane skate board wheels
Bearings Abec 3 or higher sealed.
Minimum turning diameter9mm 
Maximum turning diameter220mm 

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We currently may not be able to send you a steady rest withing 7 working days, hence please contact us to purchase. 

Many people like to use PayPal as it gives buyers and sellers good protection. If you don't get your product, we wouldn't get away with it. Alternatively you may pay us via a bank transfer, or even by cheque. We are flexible!Just email if these methods are preferable!

We sell steady rests as advertised and shown in our videos. They are made by Ken in Shropshire, UK from as of now Prime grade oak (15/8/2016) from FSC sources. We used to make them out of softwood - which although comparatively weaker in tension than oak, was still remarkably strong and well beyond anything thrown at it. 

Please note the P&P costs are listed in the checkout. Once you have added items to your cart, click "view cart" to pay. The number of items you purchase can be changed in the cart.


We currently ship to the United Kingdom only!

Please note delivery cost is £10 for each item however please contact us for bulk orders.

Orders are normally dispatched and delivered within 7 working days.

If more than 7 working days is required, we will contact you. Please provide a method of contact so we can keep you updated.


We operate a 60 day money back including delivery refunded guarantee. Not happy? Send it back for a refund. 
We will do our very best to make sure you are satisfied!.

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