|Project by jPell||posted 02-06-2011 09:41 PM||4086 views||17 times favorited||10 comments|
Here’s my first project upload here on LumberJocks (great site by the way). A lathe stand that I built for my wife’s new Delta 46-460 lathe. The Delta stands that are made for this lathe were oversold and on backorder until the middle of Feb. so I decided to just build one. The legs and feet are Douglas Fir and the cross member/tool rack is W. Red Cedar, all with mortis and tenon joints. I wanted the feet to be as low to the floor as possible, so I recessed the wheels and built a cam wheel lift do-hickey for the other end. Topped it off with a few coats of shellac (which I’m not totally psyched about. I just wanted a quick finish and I have yet to apply an only shellac (brushed) finish so I decided this would be the perfect opportunity.), mounted the lathe and now she’s ready for business… and off my bench :) All in all, I’m pretty happy with the way this came out. I may end up building my other shop “furniture” to match this. I think it would make for a pretty nice theme.