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Project by muesli posted 05-16-2014 04:33 PM 1565 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year, I bought a used wood-lathe. Here is the stand, I built for it. I already had some bords and two parts of an old sliding door. For the frame my choice was laminated spruce (4×8 cm and 6×8 cm), which I got for an acceptable price. I learned a lot for and by doing this project . Knowing the dimensions of the laminated wood, I started with sketchup (really helpful for me), made my very first handmade mortices, first tenons and also first halflap joints, which I glued and screwed. I am never 100% satisfied with the results of my work, really never, but this stand came out square, rocksolid, and heavy which was all I wanted. If it’s not heavy enough, I have the option to place boxes with sand on the lower bord. The xxl-casters had a good price and guarantee mobility in my small shop. Bonus for me is the possibility to use the lathe outside. So over all, I am relatively pleased and look forward to build of a new-fangled-workbench.





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GerardoArg1

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#1 posted 05-16-2014 05:09 PM

Great idea. Nice job and congratulations. Stay tuned for the lathe results.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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English

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#2 posted 05-16-2014 05:31 PM

Good looking Stand, looks heavy. Nice job..

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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Rick

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#3 posted 05-17-2014 12:26 AM

Nice Job. Thanks For Posting.

-- Can You Hear The Toilet Flushing?

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Shuja

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#4 posted 05-17-2014 07:13 AM

mobility stability
simple idea
great!!!,

-- shuja

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robscastle

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#5 posted 05-17-2014 09:07 AM

Thats one impressive build on the stand,very neat precise joints, and the wheel mechs most impressive.

I think Howard Hughes could have used you when he built the “Spruce Goose”

I will be looking forward to seeing some turning results.

-- Regards Robert

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muesli

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#6 posted 05-17-2014 03:25 PM

Thanks a lot to all of you for your kind words!

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NiteWalker

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#7 posted 05-18-2014 05:17 AM

Looks great. Very sturdy. :-)
Where did you get the casters from?

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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muesli

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#8 posted 05-18-2014 11:41 AM

Hi NiteWalker,

I am living in Germany and bought them at a local dealer. He also sells via web, but I think, postage to you would be quite expensive, because the casters are really heavy.

Edit: what are those simple cases made for?

@robscastle: but 4 casters would easily support two “Spruce Goose”! :D

best regards

Uwe

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#9 posted 11-28-2014 08:42 PM

Very nice. All a person could hope for is to fill the list of things it must accomplish. I look forward to following you when you get to build your bench. You can check out my build here if you like…
https://woodworkingweb.com/blog_series/56-work-bench-build

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?

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muesli

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#10 posted 11-30-2014 11:59 AM

Hi Thorreain,

I’ve seen your comment just randomly. My recent “workbench” is more or less an old kitchentable, which I got from my mother many years ago. But I am 56 now and the bench is much to low for my back and my eyes. The next one has to be higher, more sturdy, versatile but also cheap. That’s why I am planning a John-White-bench. I am no real woodworker (but I am trying to become better), maybe a relatively good diy-allrounder and I think, that model will fit my needs. If not, planning and building the next one can be fun too. :)

Of course I saw your bench. THE bench is perfect. Maybe my following bench would have a footprint like yours, but Pauls/Shipwright wedgevises and Kiefers/Klaus Legvise.

Thanks a lot and best regards

Uwe

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Theo_31

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#11 posted 02-28-2015 06:41 PM

Hey, sieht gut aus, was ist das für eine, ne Electra Beckum HDM 1000 ??
Hab so eine letztes Jahr aus nem Erbnachlass geschenkt bekommen, bisher habe
ich mich aber noch nicht damit beschäftigt. Nur 1 mal aufgebaut und getestet, läuft 1a.
Naja, irgendwann ;)

-- Theo , Germany - http://www.myhiddenpalace.de ---

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muesli

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#12 posted 02-28-2015 07:18 PM


Hey, sieht gut aus, was ist das für eine, ne Electra Beckum HDM 1000 ??
Hab so eine letztes Jahr aus nem Erbnachlass geschenkt bekommen, bisher habe
ich mich aber noch nicht damit beschäftigt. Nur 1 mal aufgebaut und getestet, läuft 1a.
Naja, irgendwann ;)

- Theo31

Hi Theo,
ja, ist eine Electra Beckum. Ich glaube auch HDM 1000, bin aber grade nicht ganz sicher. Mehr als einen Testlauf des Motor und Montage auf dem Untergestell habe ich bisher aber auch nicht geschafft. Gedanklich und mit Sketchup arbeite ich schon länger an einer Hobel-/Werkbank. Ich hoffe wenigstens dieses Projekt bald auch real zu starten.

Gruß

Uwe


Hey, looks good, what is this, ne Electra Beckum HDM 1000 ??
Did get as a gift last year from NEM Erbnachlass, have been
I’m not even busy. Constructed and tested only 1 time, runs 1a.
Well, sometime;)

- Theo31

Hi Theo,
yes, it’s a Electra Beckum. I also believe HDM 1000’m just not sure. More than a test run of the motor and assembly on the base I’ve also failed. Mentally and with Sketchup I work for some time on a workbench. I hope at least this project to start soon also real.

greeting

Uwe

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 02-28-2015 07:46 PM

You did a wonderful job on this. Congratulations

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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