Lathe Stand

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Project by NickyP posted 09-08-2013 09:18 PM 2160 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I took the “plunge” (a little router humor) of getting back into the woodworking game I made a commitment of getting a wood turning lathe and learning the joy of turning wood. In order to get started I needed to make a custom, movable stand that would fit in a designated area of my shop for my Grizzly G0658 12×20 Variable-Speed Bench-Top Wood Lathe. My shop is almost all mobile as when I put it into easy-in, easy-out “sleep mode” I can comfortably fit a car and a motorcycle in it with room to spare (I’ll post a good look at the fully equipped workshop on my page in the near future).

The 2nd picture shows the front of the unpainted frame and where the drawer will go If you look closely you can see how I tenoned the 4X4’s that I milled down and cut. In picture #3 I had to do a little pre-painting of the tool holders (one on each side) to get the look I wanted, also shown along with the painted top & drawer. Picture #4 shows the front of the stand painted to match the shop. The 5th picture shows the back of the stand where I loaded 3-bags (150lbs total) of sand for stability and I added a hinged door (not shown) for removal of the sand in case I ever need to move the stand from the shop. The final picture is a good look of the tool holder, top and drawer (w/ full drawer extensions) all riding on a Shop Fox mobile base.

Now all I have to do is learn how to use the lathe!!! Can’t wait. I look forward to many therapeutic hours with my new toy. Hope you enjoyed viewing this project and thanks for looking.

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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#1 posted 09-08-2013 09:29 PM

Nice lathe stand Nick. Just finished mine and not sure if I should paint it, seal it, stain it, whatever. Hope to see some future turning projects. Welcome to LJ’S

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 11:35 PM

very nice.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 09-09-2013 05:38 AM

Nice stand…I have the same lathe also…Welcome to the never ending world of what to buy next for your shop:)

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 09-09-2013 07:31 AM

Great job Nick. Welcome to LJ’s

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 09-09-2013 02:30 PM

Very nice lathe stand … well thought out and executed. Happy turning!

-- 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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#6 posted 09-09-2013 04:44 PM

Very nicely done—just hope your don’t loose it or can’t see it in your shop. LOL

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington



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#7 posted 09-09-2013 04:55 PM

EXCELLENT lathe stand. I liked the design and build. What a Plunge, you have taken. All the very best.


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#8 posted 09-09-2013 09:10 PM

Nice stand! Now, jump in with both feet… turning is fun, addicting once your going…. Welcome to LJ!!

-- --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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#9 posted 09-09-2013 09:23 PM

That lathe stand looks amazing! I like your style – it’s very sharp . Very well executed. Good work.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 09-10-2013 01:56 AM

That’s a wonderful stand. I really like the integrated holders you have on the side.

How are you liking those Rockler carbide tools?

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#11 posted 09-10-2013 05:02 PM

What a great set up…. The tool holders are a great idea….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 09-10-2013 05:27 PM

This is a very nice addition to your shop, Nicky.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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