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01-20-2014 07:18 PM

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I bought a wood lath from Harbor Freight years ago and I never used it much.
In the last two weeks I used it three times.
Tired of dragging it on the floor, this morning I decided to put the wood lath on casters and some more.

Thank you for watching

-- Bert


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#1 posted 01-20-2014 07:22 PM

Bert,
I like the added tool storage with it. My lathe is a bench model but I need to do something with the the tools so that they and I are protected and not just put them on the bench. That setup also looks like you could add weight to the lathe if you needed to with sand bags…
Nice job

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 01-20-2014 07:24 PM

Yes, I plan on adding 30 ponds of sand on the bottom shelf.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 07:26 PM

You, my Friend, are a true Tool Junkie

You can always make anything “better”.

You should go to work for Porter Cable or DeWalt

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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#4 posted 01-20-2014 07:31 PM

Congrats on your lathe.
Use it . It is a joy.

What’s your
question or problem?

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#5 posted 01-20-2014 07:33 PM

“What’s your question or problem?” ??????????

Thank you Bruce

-- Bert

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#6 posted 01-20-2014 08:04 PM

Looks like a well executed plan!

-- Bill

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#7 posted 01-20-2014 08:34 PM

Thank you all

-- Bert

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#8 posted 01-20-2014 09:19 PM

.

-- Bert

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#9 posted 01-21-2014 04:55 AM

Thought of putting mine on casters but I’m afraid it will increase vibration. Like that tool wall behind it.

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#10 posted 01-21-2014 06:13 AM

That should make work a little easier. Adding all the tools was a good, pardon the pun, move!

I have almost all of my tools, and other heavy items that need to be moved, on casters and/or dollies … getting older makes one weaker and smarter!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#11 posted 01-21-2014 10:43 AM

oldnovice, “smarter!” hopefully but no guarantee there.
Rick, I am going to put 30 or 40 pound of sand on the bottom shelf for stability ( as now it is top heavy) and for vibration

-- Bert

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#12 posted 01-21-2014 11:16 AM

Looking at my pictures, I am now thinking about enclosing the whole back and to connect the lath to my DC.
It should not be very difficult to do.

-- Bert

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#13 posted 01-21-2014 11:22 AM

Question: Ergonomically speaking, how did it affect your standing height relative to the work piece? Have you had problems getting the tool at the correct angle?

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#14 posted 01-21-2014 01:09 PM

Bert. I made a shelf or small table for my lathe and backed it with some drywall to keep the shavings from going behind it. It is possible to corral the shavings to keep the mess down. The wheels don’t seem like a good idea to me though, makes the lathe unstable and could move on you, which can be dangerous.
I got a nice van shelf for my lathe supplies on the side of it. I like this set up.

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

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#15 posted 01-21-2014 01:32 PM

Scrubplane, I raise all my tools and benches.
The lath is higher but so far I do not think that this an issue.

Russell, I have locking casters so far the lath did not move.

As I wrote above I have decided to re-do the whole thing to be able to connect the lath to my Clear View.

-- Bert

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