Lathe Bench

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Project by jeff posted 10-06-2014 01:07 AM 2734 views 14 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started this several months ago and finally completed it this weekend.Dimensions 16” wide 60” long 28” high.Case is all mdf construction and the top has two layers of mdf.The full extension drawers are made of ply with butt joints glued and screwed.The drawers fronts are poplar as well as the edging.Locking castors are at each corner and it moves effortlessly.A few coats of wipe on poly finishes it off.It’s so nice to have a spot for my lathe and the nine drawers will add so much storage in my little shop.Thx for looking.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#1 posted 10-06-2014 04:49 AM

Jeff, I really like this. Simple wood, cost effective, attractive and adds storage. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#2 posted 10-06-2014 12:18 PM

Well built and thought out stand. Good to see you will have plenty of storage for a lot of accessories.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 10-06-2014 12:44 PM

Great looking piece. Looks clean and professional with tight tolerances for the drawers and slide mounts and everything else. And an economical wood selection no less. Looks like the slides may have been most expensive parts!

Really clean looking.

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#4 posted 10-06-2014 06:42 PM

Looks great. I need to build one of these.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 10-06-2014 09:22 PM

Thx everyone.MDF is usually less expensive but yes the slides were around $150.00.I still have leftover mdf/ply that can be used for other projects:)

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 10-06-2014 09:52 PM

jeff love the stand but looked at your miter station too its a great too got to do mine soon

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 10-07-2014 07:10 PM

You have inspired me to redo my lathe stand. Right now it is on 4×4’s with a plywood top. Soon it will look like yours.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 03-25-2017 11:41 AM

This is a wonderful machine base for that lathe and just Look at the nice drawer storage. I’s a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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