|Project by garriv777||posted 03-25-2011 09:38 PM||5018 views||12 times favorited||11 comments|
I just thought I’d post a couple of pics of my lathe stand that is almost finished. The top is not attached ( that’s the reason for the clamps in the photo ) and I haven’t added the shelf yet that I plan to add but it’s about 85% complete and I figured it shows how it will look when done, for the most part. I used 4×4 Doug Fir and stock 2×4 wall studs ( and it will have a shelf that will be made of wall studs also ). I don’t have a lot of tools so I couldn’t really get the boards as flat as I would have liked so I did the best I could with a hand plane and I used epoxy glue throughout the project so as to fill any small gaps that will undoubtedly be present. It’s not perfect but overall it feels pretty sturdy and when I tie the legs together with a shelf it will be even more sturdy. I will be putting a Jet mini lathe on it that weighs about 75 pounds so I am confident that it will be a nice sturdy stand for that purpose. I don’t have a jointer or planer, that is why I couldn’t get the boards perfectly flat and the plane that I have is pretty much junk. Anyway, I’m hoping to upgrade my tools soon so I can do better work.
Hope you all like the pics. All comments welcome and thanks for looking.
Update on 9/03/11: David ( a fellow LJer ) asked for an updated pic so I just posted the latest pic that shows the stand with the added shelf. The shelf really brought a lot of rigidity to the stand and it gives me some space for all the accesories to boot..:).