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Blog entry by David Murray posted 1619 days ago 2895 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been thinking over the last couple of months on a better stand for my lathe than my woodworkers bench, which I put the lathe on after I got it for Christmas of 2008. I have been missing the use of that bench from time to time, I like it because it has a couple of wood vises and is set up with bench dogs and it makes a pretty good surface for sanding projects. I came across a good solution in an old issue of wood magazine (Issue 182, March 2008). It didn’t look difficult to build and materials were only about $50, a sheet of MDF, a quarter sheet of peg board and 6 stud grand 2 X 4’s. I even had enough material left to construct a sturdy shelf behind it to hold my turning supplies.
As you can see in the background of this photo this is where I had my lathe set up.
This is my new set up. The top shelf is adjustable.
The shelf for supplies.
The top is made large enough to accommodate a grinder for lathe chisel sharpening.
Peg board on the ends to hang accessories.
A view of other end.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"



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Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1747 days


#1 posted 1619 days ago

a very niice upgrade for nthe lathe
well done
thankĀ“s for sharing it

Dennis

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reggiek

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#2 posted 1619 days ago

Great job. Shop Notes has a something in the current issue (roller cart) that is very similar to this one. I was considering making one as it has bench dogs and I was going to use it to hold my turning tools and sharpening accessories.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Beard

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#3 posted 139 days ago

nice job I just purchased a Rikon 70-100 I will dig that issue of wood up and go to work.

-- Beard,Bristow Virginia

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