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Old and new Projects in a New Workshop #2: Lathe bench and tool cart

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« Part 1: First projects Part 2 of Old and new Projects in a New Workshop series Part 3: Mobile workstation for bench tools »

I just mounted my Duracraft WL 1236 lathe on its new bench. I built the bench yesterday and got the first coat of poly on it last night. This morning I was int he shop at 6:30 sanding it down. Then I wiped the dust off with a tack cloth and then wiped it down again before adding the second coat of poly ( I hate polyurethane, but who can afford real varnish these days?). Then I made a quick trip to good ol’ Ace Hardware and got 4 3/8” hex bolts 3 1/2” long with nuts and washers, drilled out two mounting blocks and bolted that old girl down.

I’ve got several new bench tools coming in on Monday. New for me, anyway:
Router table with router, 6” bench grinder, belt/disk sander and a chop saw, along with a second 16-gal shop vac.

I picked up plenty of 5/8” to build a 36” x 36” tool cart on industrial casters, and now that the lathe is up off the floor where I clean it up and the top of my workbench is empty, I can get started on the tool cart. Maybe even get it finished tomorrow.

-- garyjs



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