|Project by TheDane||posted 07-03-2015 02:33 AM||1580 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
I wanted to add some mass to my new lathe, and provide a place to mount a power strip for accessories without doing any drilling/tapping in the cast iron.
The manufacturer’s cast iron legs have provisions for shelving between the legs under the lathe. I installed a pair of angle irons between the legs, and bolted a 3/4” plywood shelf to it. I added front and back cleats, and a plywood back and top, then stacked two 70-pound tubes of sand inside. Originally I planned to enclose the ends, but decided to leave them open for cleaning (like that ever happens!).
The lathe weighs in at around 520 pounds … not as heavy as a Robust or PowerMatic, but the addition of this enclosure should add to stability.
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"