June 2, 2022 - Lee D.
Hello Rob, I just received my Steady Rest, as promised. Very nice work in manufacturing! I particularly like the versatility in your design. I look forward to many hours of use. Keep me in the loop on the next design you’re working on. Keep up the good work! Regards, Lee
May 31, 2022 - Jim D.
Being new to wood turning and not knowing what I needed, I ordered the wrong size steady rest. I spoke with Rob, who was very informative and easy to work with, and he explained to me just what I needed. I returned the wrong one and Rob sent the correct steady rest very quickly. I would highly recommend doing business with Sheffield Woodturning.
May 20, 2022 - Jay L.
Rob did a phenomenal job on this steady rest. I can say without reservation that you will not find a better built rest on the market for anywhere near the cost. Rob was a pleasure to deal with and his communication was very good. I can honestly say that there was no part of the transaction that I had any issue with. Thank you Rob for making such a fantastic product and offering it for such a fair price. People like you are what makes the maker community great.
My 24 inch rest you made for me Rob is fantastic.
Thank you again.
May 19, 2021 - Mike Sorge
Hi Rob, I want to let you know the 24” Steady Rest you made that I purchased is performing superbly! It’s strong, steady and I’m completely happy!
Each of my blossom sculptures include a fairly tall (deep) hollow form and using your steady rest gives each tall sculpture the wisely safe support to tackle the hollowing with confident efficiency.
When looking to purchase a Steady Rest I reviewed most of them available on the market including the Carter Steady Rest which a friend of mine has. I chose your SR24 not because it was less expensive than the Carter and some others, but because I had faith it would perform well, and it has seven excellent locations for setting up to an equal number of wheel supports. I'm primarily using 4 wheel supports with ease, yet I like the option of using more or less if I chose to in any of the seven locations.
You offer foot clamps for various manufacture’s lathe rail configurations (widths) and I found the SR24 very easy to set up on my OneWay 2436.
Thank you for making excellent steady rests!
May 14, 2022 - Bill K.
A long, thin spindle can vibrate while it’s being turned, making it nearly impossible to get a smooth surface. I thought about making my own steady rest and looked at many Google posts stating how easy it is to do. I wanted a quality tool that was well engineered and easy to use. I found a steady rest on Sheffield Woodturning that appeared to be just what I was looking for.
I purchased the SR16/14 and found it to be a sturdy and well made tool. The wheel arms are very simple to adjust and don’t require any tools to do so. The custom foot is made to fit the bed gap of my lathe by simply using a drop menu at the time of purchase. I can install and remove the steady rest without having to remove the tailstock, very nice! Best of all it performs great by capturing the turned spindle and eliminating vibration.
The SR16/14 was out of stock at the time of my purchase, but Rob made and filled my order in a couple of weeks and then shipped for free. I would highly recommend checking out Sheffield Woodturning for a well-engineered and made steady rest.
May 4, 2022 - John C.
Nov 1, 2019 - Jeffery B.
The steady rest shipped immediately. It is very well constructed and does exactly what I need it to do.