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#1 posted 01-18-2010 08:10 PM

There is another way, but not necessarily the safest. I have removed the tailstock and mounted/clamped it to my workbench. Then, I moved and lined up my lathe to be in direct line with the tailstock, but further away than the bed itself allows. I clamped 2×4’s from the lathe legs to the workbench legs, making the lathe/workbench one piece.

I actually did 65” long pieces on my 36” lathe, flipping the piece end for end when one side was “done”. It is scary, but it can work. Hope this explanation makes sense.

-- Al, Indiana

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