TIW Ep. 43 - Lathe Station - Part 1

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Blog entry by Shawn Sealer posted 05-18-2013 05:44 AM 1999 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Part 1 of my lathe station. From planing to finishing. In this series I build a dedicated stand for my bench top lathe. In this episode I plan out the project and start building the main box. SketchUp Plans

-- -Shawn

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#1 posted 05-18-2013 07:30 AM

Great job Shawn.
It’s commendable that you don’t edit out your mistakes, and even more so that you go through the paces to fix them. That’s what makes a craftsman a craftsman.

For good plywood, I’ve had great success with columbia purebond from home depot. You probably have to special order full sheets, but it’s not too expensive.

Can’t wait for the next video.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 05-18-2013 07:59 AM

nice video Shawn…i have the same lathe and need to build a dedicated stand for mine also…i will be looking forward to your next video…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 05-18-2013 12:25 PM

Hello Shawn Sealer

I’m very interested with your lathe stand because I must one for my shop also

Can’t wait for the next video

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#4 posted 05-18-2013 01:56 PM

Hey Shawn, after cutting the first leg you make a great point in stating that it can be off a little from the tape measure and that the most important thing is just that the legs are all the same length. Then you had a great follow through technique using the cut-off as a gauge. As a carpenter and finish contractor, my buddies and I use techniques like this all the time on the job site and it works well for repetitive cutting.

Keep up the great work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 05-19-2013 03:22 PM


Thanks for the compliments

-- -Shawn

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#6 posted 05-20-2013 01:39 AM

Shawn. Nice work so far, looking foreword to the next episode. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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