|Project by Brett StClair||posted 07-08-2010 05:52 PM||3339 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
Hey there fellow L’jocks,
Last year during a Rockler anniversary sales event I picked up one of their Excelsior mini lathes.
Since my shop has limited space I needed a stand that had a fairly small footprint but could be expanded to allow for the extension. I came up with what you see in the pictures.
The legs are welded steel that bolt to the cabinet and top. I modeled the lift mechanism after the Ridgid Hurc-u-lift bases. The cabinet and top is made from 1/2” baltic birch plywood and some left over african mahogany that I had lying around after my dresser project.
Not shown is a drawer that I’ve since added between the top and cabinet.
Looking back I wish I would have made the top as deep as the cabinet and drawer but alas it is what it is. It works pretty well and fits well in my shop.
I look forward to any comments you might have and feel free to ask questions if you like.
Thanks for looking.
-- "Make things as simple as possible... but not any simpler." - Albert Einstein