Lathe Stand

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Project by Steve posted 02-15-2016 05:44 PM 2428 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a new lathe last fall and I finally got around to building a proper stand for it. The legs are 4 layers of 3/4”mdf and the rest is 3/4” baltic birch. The tool holders are pvc tubes and there is a sand loaded chamber in front of the tools. The pvc is cut at 45 degrees on the bottom so any shaving that fall down them will fall out onto the floor. I’m very happy with the way it has turned out, very solid and stable.

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#1 posted 02-15-2016 06:36 PM

very professional! I like the red pain also. I did the same with the PVC but not half as professional as you did, just dropped a bunch of cut pieces in a wood box on the end of the table. I really like the way your looks and the easy access of the tools is excellent. the sandbox in the front is nice to stabilized those off center bowl blanks!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 02-16-2016 12:34 AM

Daily top 3!!! Thatta boy!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#3 posted 02-16-2016 02:29 AM

Excellent build, looks fantastic!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 02-16-2016 02:56 AM

Looks really nice.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 02-16-2016 04:29 AM

great stand! might have to build something like that for my little King Hobby lathe.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 02-16-2016 07:02 AM

Great idea, nice colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 02-16-2016 11:54 AM

A good disign and to me it looks very sturdy. Well done.


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#8 posted 02-16-2016 03:50 PM

A big thanks to everyone for the kind words on this project.

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#9 posted 02-16-2016 04:26 PM

That is a beautiful stand, Steve, and the lathe is very nice also.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 02-16-2016 05:59 PM

Wow, great idea.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 09-20-2020 01:34 PM

Wow, you thought of everything, wood chip removal, sand weighting, PVC plastic that won’t hurt tool tips. Clearly you are the highest caliber; look at those matching, size-scaled tool handles.

Oooh, what about an outrigger toolrest for when you find that 20” log that needs to become a bowl?

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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