lathe bench

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Project by Gar posted 03-09-2010 07:41 AM 2366 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The bench was ther when we moved in. It was just some 2×4 with 3 shelf. The guy that lived here before was not verry handy to say the least. But it worked for my lathe. It only had a piece of 1/2 ply for a top. This let my lathe vibrate to much for my liking. So the other day I set to work on it. On top of the 1/2 ply I put some old oak 2×12 I had and a sheet of melimean ( didn’t spell that right but owell). Then I put a face in the shelfs and some doors. I wish I had some before and after pic. Man what a change. After beefing up the top the lathe was to high so I had to make a platform to stand on to get the right hight. And as for vibration there is none at all.

-- GAR

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#1 posted 03-10-2010 12:48 AM

That is something I really need… This is inspiring and makes me want to clear out a spot to make a place for a lathe.

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#2 posted 03-10-2010 02:59 AM

Nice lathe stand and the doors finish it off nicely.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 03-11-2010 01:05 AM

Hey Gar,
Nice tidy job…well done.

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