Lathe Stand

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Project by Garys posted 03-28-2009 02:24 AM 9385 views 22 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello lumberjocks, This project was constructed with hard maple. Many projects i have seen in the past are made with salvaged wood. Here is another example. I used scrap 4×4 wood that was used as dunnage(spacers) between bundles of steel. This wood is not flat cut and i dont think you would want to use it for furniture or other fine woodworking, but for a project like this you just couldnt beat it, considering it was all free. The black 1/2” plate underneath the lathe is made for extra wieght and hopefully will take out any vibration. I set up a grinder to show the idea for the extended table, that is not the grinder i will be using to sharpen my tools, I am currently still saving up for a steel city variable speed grinder.(i need a raise in my allowance =) ). These 4×4 were hard maple, I also get red oak once in awhile. Its really nice that they save this for me, they also like the fact that this wood does not go to a landfill. I think any wood saved from a landfilll and is put into a project is great. Thumbs up to the guys who are able to do this!!!

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#1 posted 03-28-2009 02:39 AM

Looks like a nice beefy stand to me. Great job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-28-2009 03:37 AM

Nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 03-28-2009 04:29 AM

Looks great to me – it’s good to have access to scavenged hardwoods!

-- Chris

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#4 posted 03-28-2009 05:10 AM

Very nice. BTW, that has to be the cleanest shop I have ever seen!

-- Robert in middle TN

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#5 posted 03-28-2009 05:44 AM

Yes, very nice stand…and you do have a clean shop. Is that cork tiles on your floor?

-- Vince

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#6 posted 03-28-2009 06:52 AM

I have to put in my vote for the cleanest shop too. Mostly though, I have to comment on the stand. It looks great and it looks like something I have to make really soon, along with a planer stand, grinder stand, router table, etc. It looks like you gave it some thought and took care of two needs in one shot with the grinder on the end.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#7 posted 03-28-2009 01:07 PM

nice Job and shop

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#8 posted 03-29-2009 03:47 PM

Looks great. I’m also in the process of making a stand for a used lathe I just picked up.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#9 posted 03-31-2009 02:45 PM

Beautiful job. It looks sturdy despite having a small footprint. You used the reclaimed wood in a beautiful way. Your shop it too clean, though. Next time, dirty it up with some sawdust to keep the rest of us from envy!! :^)

-- Mark, Florida,

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#10 posted 04-11-2009 06:06 PM

Great idea here. Looks stable and also pretty good looking. My dad used to get this kind of wood too. They would put them under the steel beams so they wouldn’t sit on the ground. They were Red oak though but he used it to burn. He must’ve got about a cord and a half. I wonder if he has any left haha

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#11 posted 04-17-2009 06:38 PM

thanks for the comments, the legs on the small end table i posted were also from salvaged wood. and im not sure if the tile is cork or not..all i no is it is coming apart…

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#12 posted 06-28-2009 11:34 PM

very nice stand! How do you like the rikon?

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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#13 posted 06-29-2009 03:29 AM

Just a suggestion, they make brass clean-out plugs that you could replace with the ones on your floor. Sure would help in getting tripped up.
Great looking shop and stand.

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