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Project by bondogaposis posted 01-28-2015 02:08 PM 6771 views 18 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really needed a better set up for my lathe. Lathes have lots of accessories and turning tools. If you look look at the last picture you will see my old set up, lathe on a steel stand and tools in a box. Every time I used the lathe I would have to dump the box on my work bench to get to the items I needed and then have my workbench tied up until I finished turning. I was a real pain and that steel stand transmitted vibration like crazy. I wanted several things in a new stand, I wanted it to be heavy, I wanted to have lots of storage so I can get rid of the box and I wanted it to be mobile. I started with the plans in Shopnotes #10 for a lathe stand but I modified it quite a bit. I used a sandwich of two layers of 3/4” particle board between 2 layers of 1/4” MDF faced w/ poplar, for both the legs and top. That gave me some weight, but I wanted more so I added a box beam that I filled w/ sand, see picture #3. I added the casters for mobility. I made the whole thing wider than the plans because I wanted deeper drawers. I’m happy w/ the results and I have the storage I need and the box is gone.

-- Bondo Gaposis





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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 01-28-2015 02:26 PM

Great stand. You’ve just given me another project. I have the same lathe and the factory stand definitely leaves something to be desired.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 01-28-2015 02:30 PM

Looks great…......your improvement should make shop time more enjoyable.
Well done.

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

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 01-28-2015 03:10 PM

Great sturdy stand. Installing draws for storage adds lots of weight, not to mention the convenience of having your tools at hand. I did the same thing only yours is a lot nicer. Turning just became a lot easier and you will save a lot of steps. Well done.

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

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KDO

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#4 posted 01-28-2015 03:19 PM

Great stand. Nice workmanship.
Looks like you covered all the bases.
I’m sure it is a joy to use.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Christian, Husband, Grandpa, Salesman, amateur Woodworker.

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jeff

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#5 posted 01-28-2015 03:42 PM

Very nice stand.I like the pulls on the drawers.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Dutchy

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#6 posted 01-28-2015 03:57 PM

Nice and sturdy stand.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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john2005

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#7 posted 01-28-2015 04:00 PM

I dig it! May have to copy some of that…

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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johnstoneb

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#8 posted 01-28-2015 04:01 PM

The only improvement I can see. We need a Bondo pose on that.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#9 posted 01-28-2015 04:09 PM

Looks like quite the improvement

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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calisdad

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#10 posted 01-28-2015 05:11 PM

Excellent! Good idea to weigh it down. My lathe stand looks just like your old one.

-- Groveland, CA.

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#11 posted 01-28-2015 05:46 PM

I BET YOU REALLY LIKE THIS NEW AND IMPROVED STAND…it sure is nice and very well built, the sandbox is a good idea….yep, being organized is important to me, i always work much better that way, i know you will enjoy that.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 01-28-2015 06:02 PM

Hello bondogaposis

Very impressive stand with a lot of storages

I like it

I have to make the same

Thanks a lot for sahring

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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RPhillips

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#13 posted 01-28-2015 07:19 PM

Nice job on the stand Bondo…

Now, where’s the pose? lol

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#14 posted 01-28-2015 08:40 PM

Incredible upgrading!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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GreenfireLatheLady

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#15 posted 01-28-2015 09:12 PM

Really nice! We just built a new lathe stand for my Nova 1624-44…can’t stress enough that a level, sturdy stand is a must for good turning!

-- --I live for sawdust.

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