lathe benchtop cabinet stand

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Project by 9x9 posted 03-26-2018 12:48 AM 14420 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built a benchtop cabinet stand for my new Robust Scout Lathe. Top is 23” X 46” with a height of 30”. Added a 1” spacer to get spindle height to 46”. Used 1” baltic birch ply doubled for top and sides. For weight put a 18” X 38” X 1 1/4” granite (about 85 lbs.) at bottom. Extended legs out forward for more stability (28” wide). Gonna use furniture corner moving dollies to move from wall area to center of shop area for when in use.

-- Lafayette, LA

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#1 posted 03-26-2018 02:17 AM

Nice cabinet, should work out well fpr you.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 03-26-2018 02:19 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Also!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 03-26-2018 02:31 AM

Super nice cabinet! Love all those drawers!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 03-26-2018 03:06 AM

Nice build, having drawers to keep the stuff organized and sawdust out is always a plus.

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

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#5 posted 03-26-2018 07:26 AM

Nice mate, looks real solid too.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#6 posted 03-26-2018 11:13 AM

Very nice…...I need to make one for my wooden lathe…....

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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#7 posted 03-26-2018 12:36 PM

front “legs” are a great idea, should really stabilize the cabinet

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 03-26-2018 02:11 PM

Excellent job, I really like your design, looks like it moves around easily with those casters. You should be very proud of your accomplishment. Thank You

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#9 posted 03-26-2018 06:39 PM

I really like the aesthetics of your build. Beautiful, functional and looks like it could carry an elephant.

Do you have any videos about the build?

God bless.

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#10 posted 03-26-2018 06:58 PM

This is a beautiful lathe stand and so nicely done. It’s a fine addition to your shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 03-26-2018 07:19 PM

Great stand. I like the idea of using a slab for weight rather than the typical cinder blocks or paving blocks I’ve seen in others.

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#12 posted 03-26-2018 09:21 PM

Very nice stand. Looks like you thought out everything.

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#13 posted 03-27-2018 03:28 AM

THANKS everyone

I also use the furniture corner moving dollies on my table saw which can see in one of the pics.

Rayne—— the granite cost $12 got it from the guy who installed our house granite 2 yrs ago. The granite (18” x 38” x 1 1/4” thick) itself was free but he charged me $4 per cut (3 cuts) to get it to the size needed. He told me it weight was 18 lbs a sq ft so I figured it out to about 85 lbs.

-- Lafayette, LA

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#14 posted 03-27-2018 05:31 PM

Beuatiful bench. I’m just in a proces of making one.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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