In part #1 of this blog ( Knock Down Storage for Under My Harbor Freight Lathe) I described my step by step process for adding knock down storage within the confines of my Harbor Freight lathe stand. Many of my LJ buddies suggested I add ballast to the stand to reduce vibration when turning out of round material or doing off center turning. I yielded to the advise of the more advanced turners among you. So, here is my knock down solution to ballast storage. After all, no self respecting Lumberjock wants his/her ballast showing LOL!!
In photos here is the process I used to hide the ballast.
I used six, 4×8x16 concrete blocks weighing 36 lbs. each as ballast for a total weight 216 lbs. I have room to add more if necessary but this should do the job.
Thanks for all the comments and the good advise and, thanks for looking!!
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green