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Wood Lathe Stand Out Of Reclaimed Lumber

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Project by BusterB posted 02-06-2013 10:11 PM 3566 views 8 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found a crate lid at work that was scheduled to go to the landfield. It was constructed out of 12’ 2×8’s that appeared to be in good shape. Well talked to the powers that be and home it came. I have been saying for some time I was gonna build a stand to put the wood lathe my brother gave me on but have always found an excuse to work on something else. Well after talking to the wood for a couple of days, it decided it wanted to become a lathe stand. Who am I to argue with wood right??? To remove the surface bemishes, I gave each side a few shallow passes through the planer and put it together with 3” screws. It was a tad bit narrow for the lathe so I went back and trimed it with 1×4’s and it was almost perfect. A note to my bud Jim Jakosh…no I still have not turned it on yet bud…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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farmerdude

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#1 posted 02-06-2013 10:19 PM

Nice stand dude! Nice looking lathe also. I see quite an assortment of tools in the background of these pics., looks like you are getting pretty well set up. I expect the chips will be flying off the lathe soon! Great job, and reused some lumber as well.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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BusterB

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#2 posted 02-06-2013 10:25 PM

Thanks Jeff….I figured you have froze to death out riding in that sweet boat you built. dont be such a stranger!!!! Dont look for those kinda chips anytime soon bud… I aint worked up the nerve to use it yet….lol
Stay safe sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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farmerdude

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#3 posted 02-06-2013 10:38 PM

Haha, all the water around here is as hard as concrete right now. You need not be afraid of the lathe, just respect it and you’ll be fine. Also, keep your tools sharp, good luck.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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BusterB

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#4 posted 02-06-2013 10:45 PM

Weather has been nuts here Jeff…was snowing this past weekend and I was working in short sleeves today…go figure. Its not fear….teehee, just dont have a clue what to do with the danged thing.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Michael1

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#5 posted 02-06-2013 10:46 PM

I have the same make and model lathe. You will have allot of fun with it. It may not be a $4000 Powermatic but it will get the job done just the same. Nice looking lathe stand. I built mine from reclaimed lumber too but it does NOT look 1/2 as good as yours. Great job Thanks for posting

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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BusterB

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#6 posted 02-06-2013 10:49 PM

Thanks Michael…. Based on some of the projects you have posted, I am sure you are being modest about your stand…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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TheDane

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#7 posted 02-06-2013 11:42 PM

This is a win-win … you have a really nice stand for your lathe, and you kept some decent lumber from going to the burn pile or land-fill. Kudos!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 02-07-2013 12:18 AM

Wow, that musta been some big crate!

Lookin’ good man. So what’r you gonna make for me first? A bowl? OR maybe a neat little mug?

NAH! If you’re like most of us with a new wood eatin’ toy, the first few days you’ll be makin’ a whole lotta chips -n- dust!
:-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Oldtool

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#9 posted 02-07-2013 12:19 AM

Nice stand for the lathe. I too have the same lathe and made a similar base for it. Works great, you’ll love they way it operates. Very stable, doesn’t shake. A good setup for starting in woodworking. Enjoy.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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BusterB

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#10 posted 02-07-2013 12:34 AM

Thanks Gerry….They trash stuff like this all the time…Thankfully I was in the right place at the right time. lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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luv2learn

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#11 posted 02-07-2013 12:36 AM

Simple elegance, nice build and enjoy your lathe.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BusterB

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#12 posted 02-07-2013 12:36 AM

Thanks Joe…aint so certain you would be able to tell a mug I made from a bowl….or vice versa…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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BusterB

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#13 posted 02-07-2013 12:38 AM

Thanks oldtool….I am hoping it is a fairly well balanced machine….if not, I may need some more outriggers…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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BusterB

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#14 posted 02-07-2013 12:40 AM

Thanks learn….I had a good time building it. If nothing else, will be a good place to hang my coat and hat…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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whitebeast88

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#15 posted 02-07-2013 12:56 AM

great stand buster,even better that you had free wood.
if i had a lathe i would probably make something kinda oblong and not be able to tell what it is.

what’s next on your to-do list???

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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