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First bench, made for my wife's lathe

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Project by lightcs1776 posted 210 days ago 2306 views 6 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased a lathe for my wife for Christmas as a way to spend shop time together. A bench was needed before she could get started. I obtained the plans for a Roubo bench from Stumpy Nubs (WWW.atumpynubs.com). While my skills don’t do justice to the plans, I am happy with the results and have learned a few things. Plus, I needed to finally have something to put in the ‘my projects’ section – grin. The bench, while simply made of 2×6 pine boards, is fairly heavy and quite sturdy.

Edit: updated with picture of the new turner and her lathe.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **





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Gary

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#1 posted 209 days ago

Nice work, Chris. Now on to mounting the lathe

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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lightcs1776

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#2 posted 209 days ago

Thanks Gary. I’m hoping to attach the lathe by the weekend.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Don Broussard

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#3 posted 209 days ago

You are indeed a lucky man to have SWBMT in the shop with you! Nice first project, too! We should see turnings posted soon, right?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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lightcs1776

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#4 posted 209 days ago

Thanks, Don. Not sure what a SWBMT is, but I’m going to assume that is my wife. I’m working on getting her on here, so she will be able to post turnings on her profile.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 209 days ago

Simply made of 2×6 pine. You could park a car on it. Good job. Best wishes working together in the shop.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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lightcs1776

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#6 posted 209 days ago

Thanks Monte!

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 209 days ago

“fairly heavy and quite sturdy” I’ll bet that is the understatement of the year! Good work!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 209 days ago

Good job on the build!
That should provide plenty of support, for the wife’s lathe.

You are a brave man.
Willing to share the “Man Cave” with your better half!!! Lol.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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lightcs1776

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#9 posted 209 days ago

Thanks GF and Randy.

Randy, it’s all good. After 22 years of marriage, we enjoy doing projects together. We installed a hardwood floor in our kitchen, 3/4” red oak. She stayed up working with me until it was finished … 5:40 AM. It was a long night.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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NormG

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#10 posted 209 days ago

I do not think you have anything to worry about, she will be very happy, great build

-- Norman

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lightcs1776

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#11 posted 209 days ago

Thanks, Norman.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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hoss12992

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#12 posted 209 days ago

Im sure that bench will be around for MANY years, and looks REALLY strong. Nice to have the wife in the shop with ya. Look forward to more postings. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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redryder

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#13 posted 209 days ago

Man, that’s a bench and a half. I’ve never had a lathe but I’ve heard they need a solid surface to work on.
You have that covered. It will be nice to see what it looks like with the lathe on it…................

-- mike...............

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lightcs1776

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#14 posted 209 days ago

Thanks, Hoss and Mike.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Mainiac Matt

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#15 posted 209 days ago

Nice job on the build Chris.

Looks very solid and sturdy…

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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