Lathe Stand

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Project by PaulHWood posted 08-13-2015 02:23 AM 1109 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First project that i took dimensional lumber and milled it to hopefully make it look better and be square. Laminated the legs and used the same harbor freight mobile base I used on several other tools with tube steel, very solid. Ply base allowed me to place landscaping pavers in the bottom for weight. Top is two ply laminated plywood. I have pieces in the shop for a chest that will sit in the bottom to store tools.

I am a total novice in turning, but have had some fun with a few scrap projects. I do need to get a grinder as the tools I have are dull and to hard to sharpen with a file.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#1 posted 08-13-2015 02:35 AM

Looks like the stand will work well for you.

We do like pictures and ideas too.

We ll start somewhere. I am slowly looking to start turning also. Looking for a reasonable-SMALL lathe.

Keep looking at the H-F variable sped small one as it should fill my needs. Have not decided yet.

Please keep us updated! Thanks

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 08-13-2015 11:53 AM

Nice lathe stand. You will surely need a grinder and probably a tool rack to keep the turning tools out of the way of all the chips but handy to retrieve them. That is a right sturdy stand you built. Nice going, Paul!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 08-13-2015 04:00 PM

Paul, that will work very well and will be a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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