Rolling Stand for Lathe

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Project by mrg posted 610 days ago 2450 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the stand for I made for my lathe that I made a couple of weeks back. The top is made from 2 pieces of 3/4 in. plywood laminated together. The legs are 4×4 posts cut to size with threaded rod going around the perimeter of the top stretches and bottom stretchers for rigidity. The lower shelf/stretcher was put down low for stability and to add sandbags if needed. At this point I don’t think that sandbags will be needed and will keep this shelf open to put all the extras for the lathe.

The stand is fashioned after my work bench but sized according to the plans that Teknatool has in the owners manual for the lathe. I added a HTC base to move the lathe around and it lifts and rolls easily. It does sit perfectly flat on the ground and has no movement what so ever.

Thanks for looking.

-- mrg

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#1 posted 610 days ago

looks pretty stout. well done.

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#2 posted 610 days ago

that will definitly work.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 610 days ago

I like that. At some point next year I’m going to build a new stand for my Nova DVR. I like this enough to favorite it so I can come back to it for inspiration. You said there’s no movement so I’m wondering how large a chunk of wood you’ve put on it with the HTC base. If it’s that steady then I’ll be looking into one of those.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#4 posted 609 days ago

great job.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 602 days ago

Guys thanks for the comments. I just built an out feed table the same way and the funny thing is the 3rd build was the one that gave me the most issues. My measurements for the booth rods were off a bit and made a bear of a time to correct, but we got it done. Will post pics later.

-- mrg

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