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After finishing #74. I decided I needed to make a better lathe stand.Maybe I went a little over the top?For Odie: 60”W X 31.75”W X 16”D
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Feb 02, 2008
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#1 posted 02-02-2008 05:33 PM
Very Nice. Did you put any balast in the stand or is it heavy enough on its own. This is one project on my list. I bought a lathe from a friend who got a Powermatic(lucky s.o.b.) anyway the one I got was made for midgets so I was thinking of doing this exact job. Thanks for the inspiration and welcome to Lumberjocks!!
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#2 posted 02-02-2008 06:11 PM
The plans came from a recent issue of Wood magazine, except for the cabinet underneath.The top and legs are 2 pieces of 3/4” MDF sandwiched between 2 pieces of 1/4” tempered harboard (Masonite). So the stand is very heavy, but there is a 6” X 6” X length box under the cabinet with approximately 60 lbs. of sand. I haven’t used the lathe since I built it (soon), but my guess is that there will no vibration.The stand and lathe combo are extremely heavy !
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#3 posted 02-02-2008 06:12 PM
This is a nice stand. I am sure that you needed a break after working on all those train replicas.
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#4 posted 02-05-2008 11:14 PM
Gorgeous work. I’ve got my mind set on a lathe stand, as my Rikon is now on my workbench, which is jsut about 4 inches too high for my neck and shoulder comfort. Your’s looks terrific. I’m thinking of adapting the latest plans from Wood magazine to add a drawer and solid back/sides. Their plans call for pegboard, but I’m not a fan for case work. I’d prefer to put flat panels in.
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#5 posted 02-05-2008 11:56 PM
Nice stand. Looks like a lot of storage also.
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#6 posted 02-15-2008 07:00 PM
I missed this the first go ‘round.
Over the top? Heck yeah, but so what? It’s gorgeous! I especially love the pulls.
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#7 posted 06-30-2008 07:51 PM
Very well thought out design, functional and outstanding looks.
Thanks for sharing.
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#8 posted 08-29-2009 10:36 PM
Hey MrWoody,Just wondering what issue of Wood was this Stand from? I really like the stand and just bought a Delta Lathe. I used to have a Harbor Frieght Lathe but the movers broke it when I moved from NC to CT. The lathe was also mounted on couple of saw horses. Time to move up int he world…...
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#9 posted 08-29-2009 11:15 PM
looking good nice work
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#10 posted 08-30-2009 02:27 PM
Eric; The plans are from Shop Notes Vol. 2 Issue 10. Not Wood mag as previously stated.The cabinet under the drawers is my idea. I didn’t bother with the sand. This thing doesn’t move.
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#11 posted 07-07-2010 05:33 PM
That stand is a very nice peice of furniture and a good heavy stand with a 6×6 and 60# of sand under it. What is the height of the centerline of the lathe from the floor with the stand?
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#12 posted 07-07-2010 06:16 PM
I can’t remeber the exact height, but it was at my elbow.It was adjusted by the length of the side pieces. It is now a bit too high for my new lathe.
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#13 posted 06-04-2011 05:31 PM
Beautiful lathe stand, a lot better than mine, the legs are 1/4” wall 3”X3” square steel tubing. The one big difference is I put 3/4” spacer under the attachment points on the ends of the lathe so I couldreach under the bed easy when changing accessories. Have fun with the new lathe.
-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter
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