|Project by TravisH||posted 07-22-2014 03:03 AM||8190 views||9 times favorited||14 comments|
Bought the lathe a while back and finally got around to making the lathe stand. Went to the big box stores to get some wood and was surprised to see that beetle kill pine had made its way into the store. Really enjoyed working with the beetle kill over other pine as it worked a lot easier and a little more visually appealing I think.
Beetle kill pine used for all except the false bottom in base and drawer bottoms (1/2 ply). I also installed ash drawer slides and so far everything slides silky smooth. Around 120 pounds of sand in the false bottom wrapped in a few drum liners and then some thick plastic sheeting just in case.