I just posted my first pen on my project list, and I mentioned “setting up my turning station.” Here’s the steps I go through, just for everyone’s amusement. As you recall, my shop is quite small – to use my table saw I have to roll it into the driveway. Everything is stacked up on everything else when I’m not using it.
The first picture shows my workbench in its normal state of being a storage unit.The big blocky thing leaning up against it on the left is the lathe on its torsion box base.
Now I’ve cleared off the space where the lathe on its base will sit.
Here’s the turning station ready for action. I manhandle the lathe on its base up onto the workbench, and the clamp it down (probably not really needed, but you can’t be too safe, right?).
-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA