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Bench/stand for metal working lathe #1: New lathe needs a place to hang out

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 12-18-2014 03:25 AM 1464 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Bench/stand for metal working lathe series Part 2: Joinery decisions and cutting the framing members »

After conspiring for some four years I finally saved up my pennies for the Grizzly G0602 metal cutting lathe.

Had fun rigging it into my basement and began the process of disassembly, inspection and cleaning all the cosmoline off of it.

These Chinese lathes are priced low enough for hobbyist to afford, but require a bit of TLC, as there are lots of burrs that need filing and grit to clean up in order to get everything moving smoothly.

With the lathe weighing in at over 400 lbs. it’s also helpful to get ~1/3 of the weight off of it.

Now I need to make a stand for it….

Design requirements are:

inexpensive, sturdy, heavy enough to dampen vibrations and add rigidity to the lathe.

Here’s what I came up with:

And after some research, I have a little surprise for the top

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



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 12-18-2014 04:15 AM

I know what the surprise is….

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

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TheFridge

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#2 posted 12-18-2014 04:26 AM

Good for you bud. Looks like fun. Always wanted one.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Belg1960

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#3 posted 12-18-2014 12:43 PM

My guess for the top is a metal catch pan?? Looks like a great tool!!

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 12-18-2014 02:35 PM

Randy is a fart smeller…. uh… make that smart feller :^p

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

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 12-18-2014 02:50 PM

Here’s a couple pics of the fun I had rigging…. just me (O.K. my wife stood by to call 911) and my blue ox, some chains and 2.5 hours…

@ 430 lbs. I had visions of a runaway crate sliding down the bulkhead ramps and breaking some legs, so I didn’t want any helpers or bystanders to worry about.

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

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 12-18-2014 03:19 PM

Ahhh…. rigging & bulkhead doors….
Brings back fond memories!!!
“Work like an Egyptian”....

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

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Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 12-18-2014 03:42 PM

As Archimedes would say… “Give me a lever and I’ll move the world”... or sander, or lathe, or TS :^p

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

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Roger

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#8 posted 12-21-2014 01:23 PM

You can move anything. That’s a fine looking lathe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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