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Mini-Lathe Auxilliary Table

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-29-2009 10:12 PM 1645 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an auxilliary table for my mini lathe that I take to Arizona. We will be in a different park and will not have picnic table to set all my lathe stuff on so I made this little annex to hold all the turning tools, the two totes I take along and my tool box with sanding equipment and polishing compounds will sit on top over the tools on the 3 bars I glued in. it was made from a piece of plywood from the barn and PVC tubing. I used a forstner bit to cut the radiused cuts for the legs and put T-nuts inside so it can all be bolted together in a few minutes. it weighs all of 12 pounds. I tapped the lathe frame so I could just drop it over the cap screws with the keyhole slots in the aluminum connector bracket.

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





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 12-30-2009 12:17 AM

That is a clever idea
the tray at the top in an angel to the lathe isn´t bad at all
but it seems to me that it´s bolted on to the lathe stand why ?
and I would love to see it in use with all the tools on it

happy new year

Dennis from Denmark

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#2 posted 12-30-2009 07:53 AM

A very clever design and a well executed build, very nice Jim.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 12-30-2009 10:26 PM

Hi Dennis. It is being packed right now for Arizona. I’ll post a picture when I get it set up and being used with the lathe. I only mad this becasue we don’t get any picnic talbe at our new park and I need something to set aoo the tools and supplies on. I think this will fit the bill. It bolts together in 5 minutes

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

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#4 posted 02-03-2010 11:03 PM

Hey Jim,

Great idea with the PVC and plywood, it turned out very well..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#5 posted 02-04-2010 04:43 AM

that’s a great idea.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-11-2010 05:52 AM

Hi Dennis. I have added some pictures of the new lathe table in use here in Arizona. It works just fine- nothing I want to change. Setup was quick and I have covers for it and the lathe for at night and when it rains on it. We had three storms so far and there is a little rust on the bowl gouges. The shelves below are very handy for accessing tools and wood blanks, too. I turned that block of red euclyptus only to find out it had cracks in the center. It really shook when I started turning that chunk of firewood.

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 02-11-2010 12:39 PM

hej Jim
it realy looks awesome when you see it with all the tools on it
and the shelf is a great exstra
thank´s for sharing it

Dennis

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#8 posted 02-11-2010 05:11 PM

Awesome job. I just purchased a mini lathe and i was wanting to construct a stand to put my lathe on and wheel it out of my shop on nice days so i will not get shavings all over the shop. I like yours a lot. I want to make a shelf on my stand to put my chisels. Your design looks great.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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