Reply by RussellAP

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Lathe placement in the shop?

View RussellAP's profile


3104 posts in 2285 days

#1 posted 11-22-2012 04:07 PM

I put mine on a one inch oak bench a couple feet high and keep it by the garage door so on nice days I can take it outside where the light and dust is better. In the garage I lean sheet rock up against the wall on a couple sides so the chips don’t cause a mess. You can collect the fine dust with a DC but not chips and there really isn’t that much dust. A fan will keep it out of your face. I have a couple lights that attach to the bench and hover where I put them which really helps me out too. I’d like a fancy rack for tools, but I dont want to prevent myself from both sides, so I’m thinking of a portable tool rack just for lathe stuff which is my fastest growing tool collection.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics