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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:51 pm 
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or rather, got a Picture of your lathe stand?

I'm designing one for my midi and am looking for inspiration. thanks!

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Shucks I just drop mine on a bench top that has nothing else on it and turn turn turn

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Hey Ned

I just finished building one of these tool stands. http://www.woodstore.net/basinsttost.html

It's nothing fancy but it works for my Jet 10x14 lathe. It was a quick build. Got 2 shelves for storing stuff. I put formica on the top and shelves. I used 4 T nuts and 4 carriage bosts to level the bench. There is room for a grinder on top. Can be used for other tools also.

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Height is the first consideration. If you're experienced, you can get there easily. If not, make your stand adaptable. Easily done, as you will want to put two-three thicknesses of ply under each mounting point so you can get your hand underneath the lathe ways, or, in your case, the motor, to clean. Add or remove for adjustment.

Keep the lathe as far forward on the stand as possible so you won't have to lean to see or cut. Push the footprint out beyond the throw of the lathe in front for stability, and make sure you can fit your toes close up to the kickboard that keeps shavings from getting under and hiding beneath the stand. Have wedges available to get the stand stable on the floor, or adjustable (no rubber) feet.


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oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Capm Ed

That is nice, that is heading to the daily URL

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I just have mine set on a Skil Folding/Clamp table. For me, it's just right. Would love to build one soon.

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Thanks all,
I Like that stand Ed, and that photo does wonders for my plans. I've got plenty of 2x material on hand right now, so I expect it will look something like that. (or not, I don't have everything nailed down yet)


This will definitely be a Lathe stand. that and nothing else. To that end I'm thinking that storage of other items is not a priority. The only other tool which I'm considering having on/ near the stand is my grinder, but I'm having a problem seeing where it will go. Probably wall mounted on its own little cantelievered platform the way things are going right now.

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Ned Bulken wrote:
Thanks all,
This will definitely be a Lathe stand. that and nothing else. To that end I'm thinking that storage of other items is not a priority. The only other tool which I'm considering having on/ near the stand is my grinder, but I'm having a problem seeing where it will go. Probably wall mounted on its own little cantelievered platform the way things are going right now.


You certainly don't want it down at the head where the grit it throws and the metal dust it makes can become part of your lathe motor's bearings. Tail end perhaps, though separate in both meanings is better.

Design thought if you're contemplating the one pictured. The lathe wants to walk when loaded asymmetrically. With the trestle, all the strain is on the joint. With a slanted leg, the lathe tries (and fails) to compress a continuous length. Probably why most commercial stands splay versus trestle.


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George,
thanks for the tip! The grinder is already is on a platform of its own, I can just put it on my workbench (across the shop) for the time being when I need to use it.

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