Lathe Stand

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Project by Gary Lundgren posted 05-03-2014 08:53 PM 4248 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got this plan from (I’m a member). Was easy to make and versatile.

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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#1 posted 05-03-2014 11:14 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks.

Nice turning station.

Do you have any problems turning pens on the Harbor Freight bench lathe? I have the same one but I’ve been told that I really need a variable speed lathe to turn pens.

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#2 posted 05-04-2014 04:51 AM

Nice,I really like the large drawer…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Gary Lundgren

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#3 posted 05-04-2014 05:17 AM


I haven’t had any problems with the HF lathe. I run it at top speed for pens and bottle stoppers, and most small projects. Slower for larger projects. It performs well for me. A variable speed would be nice, but I don’t see it necessary. You can get attachments to vary the elect to it, but I don’t like such things if it didn’t come with it. I’m afraid the motor may burn out. Changing the belt on this for a different speed is quick and easy. And I seldom change the speed.

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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#4 posted 05-04-2014 03:21 PM

Great looking stand and build.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 05-04-2014 06:34 PM

I’ve been wanting to try turning, been thinking about the HF lathe, need to take the plunge at some point.

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Gary Lundgren

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#6 posted 05-07-2014 12:50 AM

I think the HF lathe is good for what I’ve done so far. It was a good starter. Someday I may buy something better.

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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#7 posted 08-05-2015 08:58 PM

Cool. Love all that storage!

-- PaulMayer,

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