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Forum topic by Rick Bailey posted 01-05-2015 03:41 AM 1033 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick Bailey

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01-05-2015 03:41 AM

This guy had the same lathe I have.

Dose the vibration reduce when weight is added at the tail stock?
I was thinking of a false bottom with sand bags.
Or at the head stock also?

http://www.woodtalkonline.com/topic/15819-grizzly-1495-lathe-st-louis/":http://www.woodtalkonline.com/topic/15819-grizzly-1495-lathe-st-louis/

Thanks,
Rick

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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 01-05-2015 04:32 AM

Yes, mass helps. Generally you put it underneath.

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#2 posted 01-05-2015 03:10 PM

I put two ‘bins’ for sandbags in the bottom of my lathe stand (under the drawers) ...

... and put 4 – 50 pound bags in them. Made a huge improvement in terms of stability when turning off-center and unbalanced pieces.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Tennessee

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#3 posted 01-05-2015 03:24 PM

+1 for the weight on the bottom. I put a bottom shelf on my Powermatic, and whenever I get something really big and out of balance, I put a bag of sand or two on the shelf. Works like a charm.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#4 posted 01-08-2015 06:08 PM

Adding weight to the top of the lathe will create more mass and more of an unbalance.

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