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Project by Eric in central Florida posted 06-03-2011 04:09 PM 3312 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a new Lathe Table, and this is what I came up with. It’s solid oak except the lower shelf, so it’s heavy enough without added ballast, and it has locking casters so I can move it in and out of the shop. I kept this size as small as possible to accommodate my smaller shop.
I think it is definitely an upgrade from my old one, (last picture)! LOL
Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 06-03-2011 04:17 PM

That is awesome! It caught my eye because my partner is in the process of building one for his lathe. He got all the wood cut the other day. Yours is really nice and quite an upgrade from you old one. It looks like it will serve you well. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 06-03-2011 04:34 PM

Very nice!
It’s nice to be able to move it around. The color makes it look spectacular.

Look here, if you want to see why I like the color. I’m just proud of my old lathe.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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patron

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#3 posted 06-03-2011 04:34 PM

well done there wreck

maybe some insert cab with drawers
for the tools and supplies
(if not to heavy)
could just sit on the lower shelf
and be taken off if needed

just a thought

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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spunwood

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#4 posted 06-03-2011 04:38 PM

That is so cool. Great job on the size, fit and especially the color!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Jeremy Greiner

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#5 posted 06-03-2011 04:40 PM

Looks fantastic, I love the simplicity of it.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 06-03-2011 04:49 PM

Neat idea, Eric.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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learnin2do

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#7 posted 06-03-2011 05:10 PM

time well spent! That looks much better, aesthetically and structurally!

-- christine

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Delta356

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#8 posted 06-03-2011 05:40 PM

Very cool. The color is great. It looks to be the same blue on Deltas logo…LOL.
Great job.

How do you like the lathe??

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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SCOTSMAN

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#9 posted 06-03-2011 05:41 PM

I also have that lathe for turning my pens it’s a beauty. well done with the table nice and solid should do great. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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jack1

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#10 posted 06-03-2011 06:47 PM

Nice looking table. I have a full size lathe I’ve been trying to unload cheap but no takers. I just have never gotten into turning…

Good work!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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ellen35

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#11 posted 06-03-2011 10:45 PM

Very nice work.
Especially in comparison to your old one.
Smart idea about casters… I have everything on casters in my shop… sometimes I’m even on casters!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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lew

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#12 posted 06-04-2011 01:21 AM

I like it!

Plenty of room under it for storage or ballast.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Sam Shakouri

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#13 posted 06-04-2011 04:08 AM

It is great lathe stand for great lathe, I like the depth of the lathe which enable you to turn larg diameter projects.
Hope to see it and the table covered with shaving and sanding dust.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#14 posted 06-04-2011 12:44 PM

nice looking cart to your new lathe :-)

Dennis

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bigjohno

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#15 posted 06-04-2011 10:14 PM

Eric I have the same Delta lathe,I think it may well have avery similiar stand in the near future.Many thanks for sharing. Enjoy your turning.

-- measure twice cut once!!!!!!! whoops

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