Lathe stand repurposed

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My new Grizzly lathe is supposed to be here first of next week and it comes with a stand, so today I re-purposed the stand I made for the HF clone that recently died.

I mounted my miter saw on it and added the outriggers, which add about 30” to each side of the saw. Used some 2X4 scraps and an old coffee table top that is just over 1” thick, sitting on an oak base that’s screwed to the stand. I also put 2X4s under the saw to raise it up so that now I can clean out UNDER the saw. I was pretty surprised at how much dust and slivers of wood had accumulated under that thing where it was sitting before.

And these miter saws are BIG TIME dust makers! And since I dont have a dust collection system I improvised a make-shift “diverter” for the dust. I used a couple pieces of aluminum and just made a back-splash to more or less divert the dust downward. It’s not the best setup in the world, but it’s way better than that little dust bag that comes with the saw. Here’s pics of it.



And since my lathe died last month I’ve been keeping busy making things for my daughter to sell at an “Arts & Craps Fair” that she has signed up for in the fall. I made a bunch of bird houses from pallet wood I got when I worked at a warehouse last year. They’re all similar to these, look like little cabins.

Believe it or not, there’s 48 of them on that shelf :-)

That was all the pallet boards I had so I’m also going to make a few nicer ones from some pine and poplar I have. Here’s a little church and also a bird feeder I made yesterday.

The new lathe is supposed to be here first of the week. I’m waiting on a call back for the pro number so I can track it. WOO HOO, cant hardly wait!

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#1 posted 05-08-2015 01:20 AM

I like what you did with the old stand Joe. That’s a nice set up. At least like you say, any dust you can keep down is a good thing. Can’t wait to see you at the new lathe.

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

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#2 posted 05-08-2015 02:14 AM

Nice work!

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#3 posted 05-08-2015 12:44 PM

Man oh man Joe, making new stuff outta old stuff…if the idea ever catches on!!! Nice miter saw table sir and glad to see you are on top of the homeless bird problem in Georgia as well.
Congrats on the new lathe as well buddy.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 05-08-2015 02:41 PM

Hey Joe,
I haven’t crossed your path in a while, Building this Bakery for my wife has not let any time for my shop.
I did get a chance to buy 4000 bf of hardwoods for .80 per bf, I grabbed that deal up quick. I will pick it up the first of the week.

Your Miter station looks awesome, I’d say that was a great Idea.
I’ll bet your like a little kid waiting on your new lathe. I’m sure you will like working with Grizzly, mostly they are great help.

You have a blessed day, and have fun making some sawdust, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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