|Project by StanM||posted 05-23-2012 05:09 PM||3912 views||7 times favorited||4 comments|
Here are some shots of a lathe stand I built. This lathe is an old Rockwell Beaver that once belonged to my grandfather. I was happy to get it from my uncle and decided to build it a nice new home. I built the stand itself months ago, however I just finished the drawer today. The drawer was built with an open bottom for the most part so shavings will not accumulate in it if left open. The drawer was also built completely out of scraps from around the shop (aside from the slides). Bonus! Note, chisels are on notched rails to keep them in place. I almost put a store bought pull on the drawer, but luckily I clued in before I drilled any holes for it. I fashioned this one in a matter of minutes out of a chunk of a 2×3. It has a much better look than a store bought handle IMO. As for the stand, I practiced some mortise and tenon construction in places and it was built using 2x lumber and a leftover scrap of plywood for the top. This kept the cost to a minimum! The motor was mounted on a hinge and a C clamp is used to tension the belt. Simplicity at its finest!
Now… To start doing some turning…
-- -- Stan