|Project by scopemonkey||posted 08-13-2008 02:23 AM||2591 views||10 times favorited||19 comments|
Well, I finally went and got myself a mini lathe—Jet 1220. I decided to make this stand out of bits and pieces in my cutoff bin. Its not pretty, but serves the need and was essentially no cost. Top and sides are double layers of 3/4” mdf laminated together. The rails are from reclaimed maple face frames from some old discarded kitchen cabinets as is the plywood top to the tool bin. The feet are laminated pieces of 2×6 fir with heavy duty refrigerator levelers. The stand is quite heavy and rock stable. I was going to fill the bin with sand or bricks, but I realized I didn’t really need the extra weight after all and it was a good place to store the turning tools (the lathe came with a starter set of gouges that I’ll be using to get going). It’s time to put away the lathe books and put tool to wood. My first “project” will follow…..
-- GSY from N. Idaho