Mini lathe stand

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Project by prez posted 01-21-2015 03:52 PM 1873 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a mini lathe for Christmas but had no real place to store it, so had to resort to making a stand. Using left over wood in my shop, I came up with this stand. The only thing that I had to buy were four wheels. This was also my first attempt at making drawers and that came out ok too! The last picture shows my very first attempt at pen turning. Not bad for a beginner…..more pens to come!

Oh yea, an extra bonus with the stand….it’s the same height as my TS and works great as an out feed when cutting large pieces….


-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#1 posted 01-21-2015 06:00 PM

Mini Lathe, Maxi Motor, perfect pen

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 01-22-2015 12:17 AM

Is that a Taig lathe? how do you hold the mandrel for the pens in it. They don’t have a morse taper do they?

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#3 posted 01-22-2015 12:46 AM

Yes, that’s a Taig lathe….and no it does not have a morse taper. The mandrel screws onto the threaded chuck.(or whatever you call it..)


-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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