Lathe Stand

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Project by Picken5 posted 02-27-2016 05:01 AM 2728 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s amazing how much work it is to get a new shop set up. Whew! One thing I needed for the shop was a stand for my lathe. I built this from some Douglas Fir 2×4’s. The top is 2-layers of 3/4” MDF and the lower shelf is 1 layer of 3/4” MDF. The edges around the top and the shelf is maple. The space above the shelf is designed to accommodate some drawers and cabinet that I plan to build later.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#1 posted 02-27-2016 09:03 AM

Nice set-up.Your stand looks very sturdy.Adding drawers will be great for storage.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 02-27-2016 03:58 PM

Nice work, it just got the same lathe and built a cabinet for it. I’ve don’t have the bed extension as of yet. I’m new to turning. Nice base you built for it. My base

Enjoy setting up your new shop.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-28-2016 02:56 AM

Thanks for the kudos. Ken. Just checked out your lathe cabinet. Sweet!

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#4 posted 02-28-2016 10:26 PM

Nice stand. Not sure if it’s still an option, but if you put some mass (e.g. sand) in the space under the bottom shelf it might help with vibration.

-- Barry,

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#5 posted 03-08-2016 12:48 PM

Very nicely fitted bench for your lathe. It’s a job setting up a new or newly re-done shop, but, it’s still fun. One tool at a time.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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