|Forum topic by Craig Havran||posted 04-22-2013 06:10 PM||2141 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
04-22-2013 06:10 PM
Alright, I currrently have a Jet 1642 and am pretty comfortable with where it is so I’m ready to bolt it down to reduce wobble when turning larger diameter pieces. I also need to raise it about 4-5 inches off the ground to where it’s comfortable for me, and have several questions regarding these processes, and what I’ve heard / read about. I would appreciate any suggestions either coming from common sense, or personal experience. Thank you.
1.) Build up height using wood vs. steel. (would wood help with vibration? would the wobble cause damage to wood making my lathe off balance and out of lever?) Put metal plate between lathe and wood beam???
I would love any insight you all could provide. I will be sure to post a picture once I get this conquered.
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