I again had energy & motivation to venture into “My Lair”....
I decided to build & install what I’m calling a “Ballast Box”, it will also serve as a shelf under the lathe.
It was a project….
It was made of wood & saw dust was created….
But it ain’t no example of fine woodworking!!!
It is simply a 2×4 frame with 3/4” ply for a top and bottom. Concealed inside are two bags of sand. With the “Ballast Box” build completed, minus the top, the lathe was raised 1/4”, supported by a cross memeber on two sawhorses. Then the right CI leg was removed, so the shelf could fit into the confined space between the two legs. That meant it was time to reattach the leg, load the ballast and finally reassemble the leg. I think these pictures will convey the idea a lot better than I could ever describe with words….
Now all that is left is to order turning tools, read the owner’s manual & learn to turn!!!
Well, that’s the plan at least!!!
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow!